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    GENERAL KODENDERA THIMAYYA, LATE COMMANDER OF THE UNITED NATIONS PEACE FORCE IN CYPRUS, LAY IN STATE IN THE U.

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    GENERAL KODENDERA THIMAYYA, LATE COMMANDER OF THE UNITED NATIONS PEACE FORCE IN CYPRUS, LAY IN STATE IN THE U.N. HEADQUARTERS, WOLSELEY BARRACKS, YESTERDAY (SUNDAY). CYPRIOT LEADERS, INCLUDING PRESIDENT MAKARIOS AND GENERAL GRIVAS, SUPREME COMMANDER OF CYPRUS ARMED FORCES, WERE AMONG THOSE WHO PAID THEIR LAST RESPECTS. GENERAL THIMAYYA DIED SUDDENLY IN NICOSIA ON SATURDAY. HE WAS 59. ON SUNDAY NIGHT HIS BODY WAS PUT ABOARD AN AIRLINER FOR BOMBAY.

    GENERAL THIMAYYA WAS FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE INDIAN ARMY. HE TOOK OVER COMMAND OF THE U.N. CYPRUS FORCE IN JUNE LAST YEAR. COMMISSIONED AT SANDHURST IN 1926, HE COMMANDED A BRIGADE OF THE 25TH INFANTRY DIVISION OF THE INDIAN ARMY IN BURMA IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR. HE WON THE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ORDER (D.S.O.) IN THIS CAMPAIGN. IN THE MID 1950'S HE SERVED AS CHAIRMAN OF THE NEUTRAL NATION'S REPATRIATION COMMISSION AFTER THE KOREAN WAR TO DETERMINE THE FATE OF PRISONERS REFUSING TO GO HOME TO EITHER NORTH OR SOUTH KOREA.

    HE DIED ONLY A FEW HOURS AFTER THE U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL VOTED TO EXTEND THE CYPRUS FORCE'S MANDATE FOR THREE MORE MONTHS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA60HUDG2SBEDHV6WWY6OD0EM1G
    Media URN:
    VLVA60HUDG2SBEDHV6WWY6OD0EM1G
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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