A Funeral Procession
The death of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru was one of the darkest day in the current history of India. He died at New Delhi on May 27, 1964. He had just returned from Dehradun, when he had a heart attack.
The whole night the body of Jawaharlal Nehru lay in State at Teen Murti House and millions of people streamed through the hall to have his last darshan. Everybody was weeping and crying as if he had lost a near and dear one. In fact, some people did faint and even die.
The next day the body of Jawaharlal Nehru was carried in a royal Procession to Shantivana, near Raj Ghat, for cremation. Millions lined the route to have his last view as the procession streamed its way from Teen Murti to Shantivana via Connaught Place, Minto Bridge and Delhi Gate. Many heads of States had come from foreign countries to pay their respect to the great departed soul.
Then the ashes, only a portion of the ashes, were carried to Allahabad for submergence with the water of the Ganges at the place where Jamuna meets the Ganges known as the Sangam or confluence of three rivers Ganga, Jamuna and the hidden river Saraswati, which is said to flow underground from the heaven.
Most of the ashes of Jawaharlal Nehru were scattered all over India with the help of aeroplanes, because that was the will of Nehru. He wanted that his ashes should mix with the soil where the ploughmen plouged the fields and become a part and parcel of the heritage of India.