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Justice V R Krishna Iyer cremated with full honour

Justice V R Krishna Iyer cremated with full honour

Kochi: The body of eminent jurist V R Krishna Iyer, who died here on Thursday, was cremated at Ravipuram crematorium here on Friday.

The cremation was held with full state honours at around 7 PM after Iyer’s sons Ramesh and Paramesh performed the last rights.

Thousands of people from all walks of life and from different parts of the state paid their respect to the eminent jurist.

Justice Iyer, who turned 100 on November 13, breathed his last at a private hospital here Thursday evening following multiple organ failure.

Since then there had been a steady stream of mourners both at the private hospital where he died and at his residence, "Satgamaya".

Iyer's body was brought to the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium at Kadavanthara Friday morning to enable the public pay their homage.

The High Court observed a holiday Friday as a mark of respect to Justice Iyer. Schools and government offices in Cochin Corporation also did not function.

The body was kept at the stadium till about 2 PM before it was taken to his residence for the family to perform the traditional rites.

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