• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 200,000 PEOPLE HAVE FILED PAST THE BODY OF PRESIDENT ZAKIR HUSAIN, LYING IN STATE IN THE COLUMNED DIRBAR HALL OF THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE.

  • Description

    MORE THAN 200,000 PEOPLE HAVE FILED PAST THE BODY OF PRESIDENT ZAKIR HUSAIN, LYING IN STATE IN THE COLUMNED DIRBAR HALL OF THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE. STATESMAN FROM MANY COUNTRIES ARE EXPECTED TO ARRIVE IN NEW DELHI TOMORROW (5 MAY) FOR THE FUNERAL.

    THE 72-YEAR-OLD PRESIDENT DIED ON SATURDAY (3 MAY) FOLLOWING A SEVERE HEART ATTACK. HE HAD NOT BEEN WELL SINCE A MILD HEART ATTACK EARLIER THIS YEAR.

    THE VICE-PRESIDENT MR. V.V. GIRI HAS BEEN SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT AND WILL REMAIN SO UNTIL A NEW PRESIDENT IS ELECTED. PRIME MINISTER, MRS INDIRA GANDHI, RETURNED TO THE CAPITAL -- BREAKING OFF A TOUR TO RAJASTHAN.

    THE FUNERAL PROCESSION WILL FOLLOW A SEVEN-MILE ROUTE FROM THE PALACE DOWN THE MAIN AVENUE TO THE INDIA GATE AND ON TO THE BURIAL SITE IN THE GROUNDS OF THE JAMIA MILLIA COLLEGE WHICH THE PRESIDENT FOUNDED WITH MAHATMA GANDHI.

    AMONG THOSE EXPECTED TO BE AT THE FUNERAL ARE THE YUGOSLAV PRIME MINISTER, MR MIKA SPILJAK AND AUSTRALIAN TRANSPORT MINISTER IAN SINCLAIR, BURMESE FOREIGN MINISTER U THI HAN AND JAPAN'S AGRICULTURE MINISTER SHIRO HASEGAWA.

    THE GOVERNMENT HAS DECLARED 13 DAYS NATIONAL MOURNING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2M9K4KKVGLN0ZR5H5D2MZEG69
    Media URN:
    VLVA2M9K4KKVGLN0ZR5H5D2MZEG69
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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