Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren flew to reach Saifai where veteran socialist leader Mulayam Singh Yadav was cremated today.

Soren was among top leaders attended the funeral function and last rites. Former UP CM and Late Mulayam Yadav’s son Akhilesh Yadav performed the last rites.

The Samajwadi Party founder and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mulayam Singh had died at a private hospital in Gurugram on Monday. He was 82. To participate in funeral procession, a sea of people turned up shouting “Netaji Amar Rahe…”

As the overcast sky and persistent drizzle added to the somberness, hundreds queued up for a final glimpse of their Netaji - as the political stalwart was fondly called, to pay their last respects.

By attending his funeral function Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren found place in the list of dignitaries including Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, Nationalist Party Chief Sharad Pawar, his daughter and MP Supriya Sule, former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandra Babu Naidu, Keshav Prasad Maurya, Jitin Prasada, Suresh Khanna, Azam Khan, Brajesh Pathak, Abu Azmi, Sanjay Nishaad, Maneka Gandhi and her son Varun Gandhi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Baba Ramdev. 

They were among many others who paid their tributes to the tall leader in Saifai.

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