Siddaramaiah son's body to be taken straight to Mysuru

Published: 01st August 2016 06:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st August 2016 09:48 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: The mortal remains of Rakesh, the eldest son of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who passed away at the Antwerp University Hospital in Belgium on Saturday, will be taken straight to Mysuru on Monday.

Though the body will arrive at the Kempegowda International Airport here in the morning, it will not be brought out of the airport, said a press release from the state government.

Siddaramaiah, along with his wife, daughter-in-law, younger son Yateesh and other members of the family are accompanying the body of Rakesh from Belgium. They are set to arrive by an Emirates flight, which is scheduled to reach Bengaluru at 9.05 am on Monday.


Immediately on its arrival, the family members will board a special flight to Mysuru. The body will be placed at the Karnataka Exhibition Grounds at Mysuru for the general public pay homage. The body will then be taken to the T Katur farmhouse of Siddaramaiah for the last rites. As the body will not be brought out of airport in Bengaluru, authorities have made an appeal to the public to not assemble at the Kempegowda International Airport.

All set for final journey of Rakesh Siddaramaiah

The Mysuru district administration has made all arrangements for the last rites of Rakesh. His body will reach Mysuru airport around 11 am. The body will be kept at Ranga Mandira in the Dasara Exhibition Ground for people pay their last respects. District officials built a temporary ramp to help public place garland or wreath on the body.

Police security has been beefed up to restrict the entry of public at the farmhouse at T Katur.

Meanwhile, Ministers H C Mahadevappa and H S Mahadeva Prasad inspected the preparations made at the Exhibition Ground.

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