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Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar along with Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia during the funeral of BJP MP Nand Kumar Singh Chouhan, at Shahpur town in Burhanpur district.

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Samajwadi Party (SP) President Akhilesh Yadav pays tribute to the mortal remains of senior party leader Rampujan Patel, during his funeral ceremony in Prayagraj.

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Army soldiers carry the mortal remains of Col Vikas Gautam, who died due to sudden cardiac arrest in Ranchi on Feb.18, during his funeral at Shastri Nagar cremation ground in Jammu.

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Family members pay homage to the mortal remains of Col Vikas Gautam, who died due to sudden cardiac arrest in Ranchi on Feb.18, during his cremation at Shastri Nagar cremation ground in Jammu.

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Villagers carry the coffin of Special police Officer (SPO) Mohammad Altaf, who was killed in an encounter with militants in Budgam District, during his funeral procession at Chadoora.

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Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and businessman Robert Vadra during the funeral of Captain Satish Sharma, at Lodhi Road Cremation Ground in New Delhi.

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Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and businessman Robert Vadra during the funeral of Captain Satish Sharma, at Lodhi Road Cremation Ground in New Delhi.

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Democratic Youth Federation of India members take part in the funeral procession of Maidul Islam Middya in front of the party office, in Kolkata, . Middya died Monday after getting injured allegedly in a police action during a DYFI protest march last week.

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Democratic Youth Federation of India gather to pay their last respects to Maidul Islam Middya, who died allegedly in a police action, outside Kolkata Police Morgue in Kolkata.

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Relatives wail during the funeral procession of engineer Basharat Ahmad, who died in Uttarakhand glacier burst, in Srinagar. So far, 38 bodies have been recovered, with 166 people still missing after part of the Nanda Devi glacier fell into the river on Feb. 7, 2021 triggering a flash flood in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district.

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An unidentified relative of Basharat Ahmad Zargar weeps during his funeral in Srinagar. Zargar, who was working at a power project, was among the dozens killed after a part of a Himalayan glacier broke off on February 7 sending a devastating flood downriver slamming into two hydropower projects in northern India.

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People carry the coffin of Basharat Ahmad Zargar in Srinagar. Zargar, who was working at a power project, was among the dozens killed after a part of a Himalayan glacier broke off on February 7 sending a devastating flood downriver slamming into two hydropower projects in northern India.

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Actor Shah Rukh Khan at the residence of actor Rajiv Kapoor, who passed away at the age of 58, in Mumbai.

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People attend the funeral of Bollywood actor Rajeev Kapoor in Mumbai. Kapoor died at the age of 58.

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews carry the body of prominent rabbi Meshulam Soloveitchik during his funeral in Jerusalem. The mass ceremony took place despite the country's health regulations banning large public gatherings, during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the virus.

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Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews participate in the funeral for prominent rabbi Meshulam Soloveitchik, in Jerusalem. The mass ceremony took place despite the country's health regulations banning large public gatherings, during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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Pallbearers stand next to coffins of three top government officials at their burial at the National Heroes acre in Harare. Zimbabwe on Wednesday buried three top officials who succumbed to COVID-19, in a single ceremony at a shrine reserved almost exclusively for the ruling elite as a virulent second wave of the coronavirus takes a devastating toll on the country.

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Sri Lankan municipal workers carry the coffin of a COVID-19 victim at a cemetery in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka on Friday approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19 amid warnings from doctors that front-line health workers should be quickly inoculated to stop the system from collapsing.

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Pallbearers carry the coffin of a government minister of Dr Ellen Gwaradzimba who died of COVID-19, at the Heroes Acre in Harare. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa who presided over the burial called the pandemic "evil" and urged people to wear masks, practice social distancing and sanitize, as cases across the country increased amid a fragile health system.

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Mourners pray by the flag-draped coffin of a suicide bomb victim, Mohammed Karim during his funeral procession at the Imam Ali shrine in Najaf, Iraq. Iraq's military said twin suicide bombings at the Bab al-Sharqi commercial area in central Baghdad Thursday ripped through the busy market killing over two dozen and wounding over 70, with some in serious condition.

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People carry the coffin of a coal mine worker, who along with others was killed by gunmen near the Machh coal field in Quetta, Pakistan. Hundreds of Pakistani Shiites gathered to bury 11 coal miners from the minority Hazara community who were killed by the Islamic State group, ending over a week of protests that sought to highlight the minority community's plight.

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People take part in the funeral procession of Senior Congress leader Vilaskaka Patil-Undalkar, in Karad, Maharashtra.

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Union Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad along with family members carries the mortal remains of his mother Vimla Prasad, during her funeral procession, in Patna.

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People perform the last rites of Baba Ram Singh, who died on Wednesday by alleged suicide at Singhu border, during his cremation in Karnal.

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People in large numbers attend the funeral of Baba Ram Singh, who died on Wednesday by alleged suicide at Singhu border, in Karnal.

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Family members of martyr BSF jawan Amit Sahebrao Patil, who succumbed to injuries in Poonch, mourn, during his funeral, at village Wakadi in Jalgaon district.

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People who were not able to enter the church for the funeral service of Paolo Rossi wait outside, in Vicenza, Italy.

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His former teammates in the winning World Cup team Daniele Massaro, Franco Baresi and Giuseppe Bergomi attend the funeral service of Paolo Rossi, in Vicenza, Italy.

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His jersey with number 20 of the winning World Cup team was placed on the coffin of Paolo Rossi during his funeral service, in Vicenza, Italy.

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Paolo Rossi's former teammates in the winning World Cup team Bruno Conti, Roberto Baggio and Alessandro Altobelli attend the funeral service for Paolo Rossi, in Vicenza, Italy.

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His former teammates in the winning World Cup team Marco Tardelli, Antonio Cabrini, Gianpiero Marini, Alessandro Altobelli carry the coffin of Paolo Rossi as it leaves the church after his funeral service, in Vicenza, Italy.

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His former teammates in the Italian winning World Cup team, Marco Tardelli and Antonio Cabrini, right, carry the coffin of Paolo Rossi as it leaves the church after his funeral service, in Vicenza, Italy.

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His jersey with number 20 of the winning World Cup team is placed on the coffin of Paolo Rossi during his funeral service, in Vicenza, Italy. Paolo Rossi, who led Italy to the 1982 World Cup title and later worked as a soccer commentator in his home country, died at the age of 64.

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A vehicle carrying the mortal remains of MDH Group Chairman Dharampal Gulati on its way to a crematorium for his funeral, in New Delhi. Gulati (97) passed away due to cardiac arrest at a hospital on Thursday morning.

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A vehicle carrying the mortal remains of MDH Group Chairman Dharampal Gulati on its way to a crematorium for his funeral, in New Delhi. Gulati (97) passed away due to cardiac arrest at a hospital on Thursday morning.

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Family members and relatives mourn near the mortal remains of martyred Rifleman Sukhbir Singh during his funeral, at village Khuvaspur in Tarn Taran district. Singh lost his life on Nov. 27 during a ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army in the Sunderbani Sector of Rajouri district.

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Congress MP and son of late Tarun Gogoi, Gaurav Gogoi, performs last rites on the mortal remains of his father and former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi during his funeral ceremony, in Guwahati.

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People participate in the funeral procession of former Assam state chief minister Tarun Gogoi in Gauhati, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam. Gogoi, who had been battling for his life with post-COVID complications in Gauhati Medical College Hospital, for weeks, died of multiple organ failure on Monday.

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People gather in large numbers to pay their respect to former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi as his funeral moves along a road, in Guwahati. Gogoi, 86, died Monday at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital.

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A glass casket containing the mortal remains of former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi is placed on a truck during his funeral procession, in Guwahati. Gogoi, 86, died Monday at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital.

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Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi along with Mumtaz Patel, daughter of late party leader Ahmed Patel and his son Faisel Patel during his last rites, in Vadodara. Patel died yesterday at a hospital in Gurugram after battling COVID-19.

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Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma (L) pays tribute to the mortal remains of Shia Cleric Maulana Kalbe Sadiq, who passed away on Tuesday, during his funeral ceremony in Lucknow.

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People gather to pay tribute to Shia Cleric Maulana Kalbe Sadiq, who passed away on Tuesday, during his funeral ceremony in Lucknow

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi pays his last respects to former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi at Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati. Gogoi, died Monday at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital.

People carry the mortal remains of former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi as they arrive at Rajib Bhawan in Guwahati. Gogoi, 86, died Monday at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital.

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A vehicle carries the mortal remains of former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, during his funeral procession in Guwahati. Gogoi, 86, died Monday at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital.

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People take part in the funeral procession of former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, in Guwahati. Gogoi, 86, died Monday at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital.

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A relative wearing PPE performs last rites of a family member, who succumbed to COVID-19, at Nigambodh Ghat in New Delhi.

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Mourners gather for the funeral prayer of Khadim Hussein Rizvi, an Islamist scholar and leader of Tehreek-e-Labiak Pakistan, in Lahore, Pakistan. Tens of thousands of mourners on Saturday thronged the funeral of the radical cleric whose Islamist party has defended Pakistan's controversial blasphemy law that calls for the death penalty for insulting Islam.

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Health workers and relatives stand by the funeral pyre of a COVID-19 victim in New Delhi. India’s total number of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began has crossed 9 million. Nevertheless the country’s new daily cases have seen a steady decline for weeks now and the total number of cases represents 0.6% of India’s 1.3 billion population.

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Army soldiers and relatives carry the mortal remains of martyr Sepoy Nikhil Sharma, who attained martyrdom when a severe avalanche hit a forward Indian post in Kupwara, during his funeral ceremony in Udhampur district.

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Villagers take part in the funeral procession of martyr Rushikesh Jondhale, who was killed in an cross-LoC firing by Pakistan Army, at Bahirewadi village in Kolhapur.

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Family members wearing PPE suits mourn during the funeral procession of martyr Rushikesh Jondhale, who was killed in an cross-LoC firing by Pakistan Army, at Bahirewadi village in Kolhapur.

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People take part in the funeral procession of BSF Sub-Inspector Rakesh Doval, who was killed in a shelling from Pakistan side, at his native place in Rishikesh.

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People attend the funeral rally of iconic Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee, who died today after an over-a-month-long battle with multiple ailments, in Kolkata.

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Border Security Force (BSF) personnel pay tribute to the mortal remains of their colleague CT Sudip Sarkar, who was killed in a foiled infiltration bid along the LoC in north Kashmir recently, during a wreath laying ceremony in Agartala.

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Relatives weep during the funeral of Fida Hussain, a local leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in Qazigund, south of Srinagar.

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People carry the body of Umar Hajam, a member of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in Qazigund, south of Srinagar.

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Relatives carry the body of Fida Hussain, a local leader of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in Qazigund, south of Srinagar.

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People pray near the coffin of Fida Hussain, a local leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in Qazigund, south of Srinagar. Assailants shot and killed three BJP politicians in Kashmir late Thursday, police said, blaming militants fighting against Indian rule in the region.

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Afghan men bury a victim of Saturday suicide attack that targeted education center, in Kabul Afghanistan. Afghan authorities have raised the death toll from Saturday's suicide bombing on an education center in Kabul to two dozen killed mostly schoolchildren, as hundreds of people gathered for funerals or awaited word of loved ones outside hospitals and morgues.

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A vehicle carrying the mortal remains of Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader late Ram Vilas Paswan moves towards Digha Ghat, during his funeral procession, in Patna.

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Army personnel pay tribute as vehicle carrying the mortal remains of Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader late Ram Vilas Paswan arrives at Digha Ghat, during his funeral procession, in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar interacts with Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi as Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) leader Tejaswi Yadav (C) looks on, during the funeral of Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan, at Janardhan Ghat in Patna.

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Chirag Paswan, son of Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader late Ram Vilas Paswan, arrives to perform last rites of his father, at Digha Ghat in Patna.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar pays tribute to the mortal remains of Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan, who passed away on Thursday evening, before his cremation, at Digha Ghat in Patna.

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Chirag Paswan, son of Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader late Ram Vilas Paswan, lights the funeral pyre containing the mortal remains of his father during the cremation ceremony, at Digha Ghat in Patna.

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Chirag Paswan, son of Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader late Ramvilas Paswan, along with family members and relatives carries the mortal remains of his father during his funeral procession, in Patna.

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Locals carry the mortal remains of police officer Altaf Hussain during his funeral procession, near his residence in Srinagar. Hussain, who was PSO of BJP leader Ghulam Qadir, was killed during an attack on the leader by suspected militants on Tuesday in Ganderbal area.

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Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan pays tribute to the mortal remains of CRPF jawan Dhirendra Tripathi, who was killed in J&K's Pulwama, during his funeral ceremony in Satna district.

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In this photo released by the Taiwan Military News Agency, James Zhao, grandson-in-law of late former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui carries Lee's portrait during the state funeral ceremony held at the Wuzhi Mountain Military Cemetery in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Lee, remembered for leading the island's transition to democracy, died at age 97 in July.

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Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren pays his last respect during the funeral procession of  State Minority Welfare Minister Haji Hussain Ansari (73) who died due to cardiac arrest yesterday, at Madhupur town in Deoghar district.

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Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leaders and supporters pay tribute to party MLA Pradeep Maharathy, who passed away, during his funeral procession, in Bhubaneswar.

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Health workers and relatives pay their last respect after cremating the body of a person who died of COVID-19, at a crematorium in Karad.

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Manvendra Singh, son of former union minister late Jaswant Singh, performs the last rites of his father during cremation at his farmhouse in Jodhpur. Jaswant Singh, 82, died after a cardiac arrest at Delhi's Army Hospital (Research & Referral), where he had been admitted in June.

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Wife Savitri Balasubrahmanyam performs rituals of legendary playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam during his funeral ceremony, at his farmhouse in Thamaraipakkam village of Thiruvallur district.

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Daughter Pallavi Balasubrahmanyam and son SP Charan mourn near the mortal remains of legendary playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam during his funeral ceremony, at his farmhouse in Thamaraipakkam village of Thiruvallur district.

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Wife Savitri Balasubrahmanyam performs rituals as her son SP Charan mourns near the mortal remains of legendary playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam during his funeral ceremony, at his farmhouse in Thamaraipakkam village of Thiruvallur district.

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Wife Savitri Balasubrahmanyam along with her son SP Charan mourns near the mortal remains of legendary playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam during his funeral ceremony, at his farmhouse in Thamaraipakkam village of Thiruvallur district.

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Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh lays a wreath on the mortal remains of CRPF ASI Naresh Umrao Badole, who was killed in an encounter in Badgam district, during his funeral ceremony, in Nagpur.

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Locals raise slogans while carrying the mortal remains of prominent Srinagar-based lawyer Babar Qadri, who was killed by unidentified gunmen, during his funeral ceremony, at Hawal in Srinagar.

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Friends and family members carry the body of veteran Nepalese Sherpa guide Ang Rita, for cremation during his funeral in Kathmandu, Nepal. Ang Rita, who was the first person to climb Mount Everest 10 times has died Monday at age 72 after a long illness.

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Supporters relatives and followers during the funeral procession of social activist Swami Agnivesh, near Agni Yog Ashram in Gurugram district.

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Followers of social activist Swami Agnivesh near his mortal remains, in New Delhi. Swami Agnivesh, who was suffering from liver cirrhosis, passed away on Friday at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in Delhi.

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Followers of social activist Swami Agnivesh near his mortal remains, in New Delhi. Swami Agnivesh, who was suffering from liver cirrhosis, passed away on Friday at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in Delhi.

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People pay tribute to Special Frontier Force (SFF) commando Nyima Tenzin, who lost his lifein the last week of August when he stepped on a landmine near the Line of Actual Control, during his last rites in Devachan, Leh. BJP leader Ram Madhav and party MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal are also seen.

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Army jawans carry the mortal remains of former president Pranab Mukherjee during his funeral ceremony, at Lodhi Road cremation ground in New Delhi.

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Army jawans pay respects to the mortal remains of former president Pranab Mukherjee during his funeral ceremony, at Lodhi Road cremation ground in New Delhi.

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Abhijit Mukherjee and Sharmistha Mukherjee, son and daughter respectively of late Pranab Mukherjee, hold the tricolour presented to them during the funeral of the former president, at Lodhi Road cremation ground in New Delhi.

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Army jawans carry the mortal remains of former president Pranab Mukherjee during his funeral ceremony, at Lodhi Road cremation ground in New Delhi.

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Family members of late Pranab Mukherjee perform rituals during the funeral of the former president, at Lodhi Road cremation ground in New Delhi.

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Abhijit Mukherjee, son of late Pranab Mukherjee, pays respects during the funeral of the former president, at Lodhi Road cremation ground in New Delhi.

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Family members of late Pranab Mukherjee wearing PPE suits come out of the crematorium after last rites of the former president, at Lodhi Road cremation ground in New Delhi.

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The mortal remains of former President Pranab Mukherjee being taken to the Lodhi Road crematorium for his last rites, in New Delhi. Mukherjee, 84, passed away at Army's RR Hospital, Monday evening.

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Tri-Services bands perform during the funeral procession of former President Pranab Mukherjee, outside his residence in New Delhi. Mukherjee, 84, passed away at Army's RR Hospital, Monday evening.

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Army personnel take part in a procession as a hearse van carrying the mortal remains of former president Pranab Mukherjee prepares to leave for Lodhi crematorium from his residence for last rites, in New Delhi.

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Army personnel take part in a procession as a hearse van carrying the mortal remains of former president Pranab Mukherjee prepares to leave for Lodhi crematorium from his residence for last rites, in New Delhi.

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The mortal remains of former president Pranab Mukherjee being taken to Lodhi Road crematorium from his residence for the final rites, in New Delhi.

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The mortal remains of former president Pranab Mukherjee being taken to Lodhi Road crematorium from his residence for the final rites, in New Delhi.

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Senior security and civil officers carry the mortal remains of ASI Babu Ram, who was martyred in an encounter with militants at Pantha Chowk last night, during the wreath laying ceremony, in Srinagar.

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