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Highlights: Ananth Kumar accorded state funeral, Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar pays tribute
Ananth Kumar was accorded a state funeral with 21-gun salute and guard of honour on Tuesday. The Union minister for parliamentary affairs died on Monday at a private hospital in Bengaluru due to multiple organ failure.

  A state funeral with 21-gun salute and guard of honour was accorded on Tuesday to the mortal remains of Union minister for parliamentary affairs Ananth Kumar, who died on Monday at a private hospital in Bengaluru due to multiple organ failure. The state funeral will be held at a crematorium in the city’s southwest suburb in accordance with Hindu rites.

The veteran BJP lawmaker died at Shankara Cancer Hospital due to multi-organ failure, three weeks after he was admitted on return from the US on October 21.

Prime minister Narendra Modi flew into the city on Monday night from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh and paid last respects to Kumar at his residence in the city’s southern suburb by laying a wreath on the tricolour-draped glass casket in which his body lay in waiting for public homage.

On Monday, the Karnataka government declared a three-day mourning across the state and one-day public holiday for Monday as a mark of respect to Kumar.
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