New Delhi, Oct 12: The body of hotelier and Rajya
Sabha member Lalit Suri, who died in London on Tuesday, was
cremated in the capital on Thursday.
BJP leader L K Advani, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister
Ghulam Nabi Azad, Smajwadi Party leader Amar Singh and
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi were among the political
personalities who were present at the cremation.
Industrialist Anil Ambani and wife Tina, Sahara
group chief Subrata Roy, Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan and
wife Jaya Bachchan, Congress president Sonia Gandhi's daughter
Priyanka Vadhera and her husband Robert were the other eminent
personalities who turned up at Nigambodh Ghat to pay homage to
Suri, 59, who died after a massive heart attack, is
survived by his wife, three daughters and a son.
Trained as an automobile engineer, he joined the family-
run Delhi Automobile Ltd in 1971. When the group diversified
into hospitality business in 1982, Suri became its joint
Suri commissioned his first hotel in the capital in 1988
and later became one of the prominent hoteliers establishing a
network of hotels across the country, including in Delhi,
Bangalore and Khajuraho.