Dignitaries attend funeral of Sardar Patel, Deputy Premier of India. Bombay.
Unissued / Unused material.
Funeral of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Deputy Premier of India. Bombay.
MS the gun carriage on which the body is to be borne in procession being prepared. MS a wreath being carried to Birla House. LS back view crowds outside Birla House. LS car bringing dignitaries to pay last homage. MS naval officers arriving. LS crowd on parapet. MS's people arriving to pay last homage. Various shots crowds outside Birla House. Various shots crowds in street waiting to see procession. MS's the Maharajah of Gwalior, Mr P Tandon, President of the Congress, and others arriving for the funeral.
Various shots of the funeral procession. CU the body of Patel passing on gun carriage. Various shots Pandit Nehru, Mr Purshottamdas, Tandon and Mr B G Kher (the Premier of Bombay) in car behind gun carriage. Various shots people following procession. MS naval contingent in procession. LS's plane flying overhead. MS man holding a lit torch. High angle MS Nehru and others chatting in the cemetery. MS's a detachment of the Travancore Regiment firing rifle salute. MS buglers sounding the 'Last Post'. MS General Cariappa, Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army and other Officers saluting. MS General Cariappa walking forward. MS's as the pyre is lit by Patel's son while personalities watch.
MS Nehru and others standing with bowed heads before burning pyre. MS's people in reverence. MS's people leaving cemetery. Various shots crowds lining road. LS the cremation ground. MS Pandit Nehru and Rajendra Prasad arriving at the cremation ground. MS Mr Tandon taking his place on platform beside Nehru and Prasad. An attendant rushes to put rug over him. MS Nehru, Prasad and Tandon on platform chatting. MS the body being carried in to the crematorium. Various shots crowds in the crematorium.
Cataloguer's note: not very clear shots.