Revolutionary leader Singh's last rites performed with state honour
Veteran republican leader and revolutionary Ramraja Prasad Singh was cremated with full state honours at Pashupati Aryaghat in the Capital Wednesday afternoon.
Ramraja Prasad Singh
His son, Manoj Singh lighted the funeral pyre on Late Singh's body. Nepal Army offered the final tribute by giving a 13-gun salute and playing the National Anthem before the cremation.
Hundreds of people including Vice President Parmananda Jha, Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai and top political party leaders attended the cremation function.
Earlier today, an emergency cabinet meeting had decided to bestow state honours to the veteran revolutionary leader.
Before his body was brought to Pashupati Aryaghat for the last rites, Singh’s body was kept at Khula Manch from 12 till 3 in the afternoon for the political party leaders and general public to offer their condolences.
Singh, a revolutionary leader who had claimed responsibility of exploding bombs in front of Narayanhiti Palace and Singha Durbar in Kathmandu during the party-less Panchayati regime while fighting for democracy and republican set up in the country, had been suffering from multiple diseases including kidney problems, Parkinson’s disease and high-blood pressure. He breathed his last at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) at 6 am this morning. He was 77. Nepalnews.com