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Jyoti Basu's last journey

Last updated on: January 17, 2010 19:58 IST

Jyoti Basu's last journey

Former West Bengal chief minister Jyoti Basu's body was taken to funeral parlour 'Peace Haven' from the hospital where it will preserved till Tuesday.

His body was taken from the hospital shortly after 3 pm and put in a hearse decorated with red flags amidst slogans of 'Jyoti Basu Amar Rahe, Jyoti Basu Lal Salam'.

At many places people lined up to have a last look at their leader.

Left Front leaders as well as ordinary people rushed to the hospital to pay homage before a hearse took the body away.

The hearse stopped at the Salt Lake residence of Basu's son Chandan Basu and Indira Bhavan, where the leader lived, before reaching the funeral parlour at Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Street in central Kolkata.

Text: PTI

Video: Dipak Chakraborty

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