Farmer leader and BKU chief Mahendra Singh Tikait, was on Monday cremated at his birth place Sisauli near Muzaffarnagar in UP.
The body of farmer leader and BKU chief Mahendra Singh Tikait, who died after prolonged battle with bone cancer, was on Monday cremated at his birth place Sisauli near Muzaffarnagar in UP.
The last rites were performed in accordance with Hindu tradition by Tikait's eldest son Naresh who lit the pyre at the Bharatiya Kisan Union headquarters. The cremation was attended by scores of political leaders including Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
Tikait, who spearheaded many a struggle uniting peasants in north India, died yesterday due to bone cancer at the age of 76. He was suffering from the disease since last year and breathed his last at the residence of his son and BKU General Secretary Rakesh Tikait here.
Besides hundreds of farmers, Uttar Pradesh Agriculture Minister Chaudhary Laxmi Narayan, Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan and other political leaders attended Tikait's funeral.