The ashes of former Prime Minister and BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee were immersed in the Bay of Bengal today, in the presence of top leaders of the BJP's Tamil Nadu unit.
Tamil Nadu BJP President Tamilisai Soundararajan, senior party leader L Ganesan, and party colleagues took part in the immersion ceremony at Edward Elliot's beach in Besant Nagar in Chennai.
The BJP had decided to immerse the ashes in rivers across India, beginning with the Ganga in Haridwar.
In Tamil Nadu, six locations, Chennai, Kanyakumari, Rameswaram, Erode, Srirangam, and Madurai were selected to conduct the immersion ceremony.
The urn containing the ashes arrived in Chennai on August 22 from New Delhi and was taken to Kamalalayam, the BJP headquarters, for people to pay homage.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami, DMK Working President MK Stalin, and leaders of other parties had also paid their respects to Atal ji. 93-year-old Vajpayee passed away in New Delhi on August 16 following a prolonged illness.
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