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Lt General B C Nanda laid to rest with state honours


Team Udayavani, Dec 14, 2018, 12:29 PM IST

Madikeri: Lt General (Retd) B C Nanda was cremated at his farm in Kodagu on Thursday morning with full military honours.

General Nanda passed away on Wednesday owing to age-related illness. He was 87.

The final rites of General Nanda were performed by his daughter Devika, as per Kodava tradition, along with state honours.

Relatives, ex-servicemen and dignitaries from different fields paid their last respects to the decorated soldier. The Indian tricolour was draped over the body of Lt General (Retd) B C Nanda and was later taken to his farm at 3 pm.

A 21-gun salute was given while the body of the departed Lieutenant General was being cremated.

B C Nanda’s spouse Leela, Major General (Retd) S K Cariappa, Major General (Retd) K P Nanjappa, Major (Retd) B A Nanjappa, BJP leader M B Devaiah and former police commissioner Ajay Sood were present.

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