Last rites of Hanumanthappa to be performed with full state honours

The last rites of Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad, who passed away on Thursday after battling for life since his miraculous survival in Siachen, will be held at his native village in Dharwad district tomorrow with full state honours.

PTI| Last Updated: Feb 11, 2016, 21:55 PM IST

Bengaluru: The last rites of Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad, who passed away on Thursday after battling for life since his miraculous survival in Siachen, will be held at his native village in Dharwad district tomorrow with full state honours.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will receive the body at Hubballi Airport tonight and pay his last respects, the CM's office said.

The body will be kept at KIMS hospital in Hubballi tonight and shifted to Nehru Ground in the city for public viewing before last rites in the afternoon tomorrow at Betadur village in Kundagol taluk of Dharwad district in north Karnataka.

Hanamanthappa will be given full state honours, Dharwad District in charge Minister Vinay Kulkarni said.

Giving details about preparations for the last rites, he said the body will be kept at KIMS hospital in the night and for public viewing from 7 AM to 10 AM at Nehru Grounds tomorrow.

"All arrangements for public viewing and last rites have been made at his village, it will be done with state honours," he added.