• Short Summary

    MORE THAN A MILLION PEOPLE HAVE FILED PAST THE BODY OF PRESIDENT ZAKIR HUSAIN LYING IN STATE IN DURBAR HALL OF THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE IN NEW DELHI.

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    MORE THAN A MILLION PEOPLE HAVE FILED PAST THE BODY OF PRESIDENT ZAKIR HUSAIN LYING IN STATE IN DURBAR HALL OF THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE IN NEW DELHI. WORLD LEADERS INCLUDING PREMIER ALEXEI KOSYGIN THE CAPITAL TODAY (MONDAY MAY 5) FOR THE FUNERAL.

    THE 72-YEAR OLD PRESIDENT DIED ON SUNDAY (MAY 3) AFTER A HEART ATTACK. HE HAD NOT BEEN WELL FOR SOME TIME FOLLOWING A MILD ATTACK EARLIER THIS YEAR.

    THE VICE-PRESIDENT, MR. V.V. GIRI, HAS BEEN SWORN IN AS INTERIM PRESIDENT UNTIL NEW ELECTIONS TAKE PLACE. PRIME MINISTER, MRS. INDIRA GANDHI, RETURNED TO THE CAPITAL -- BREAKING OFF A TOUR TO RAJASTHAN TO PAY HER LAST RESPECTS.

    MORE THAN 4,000 SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AND AIRMEN LINED THE EIGHT MILE ROUTE MONDAY (MAY 5) EVENING AS DR. HUSAIN'S BODY WAS BORNE ON A GUN CARRIAGE TO THE BURIAL SITE ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE CAPITAL. THE CEREMONY WAS CONDUCTED ON THE GROUND OF THE JAMIA MILLIA COLLEGE WHICH DR. HUSAIN FOUNDED WITH MAHATMA GANDHI.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6ZDUSNF6X5OOJEJFEF81H48NZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA6ZDUSNF6X5OOJEJFEF81H48NZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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