New Delhi, Jan 29 : The body of former Defence Minister George Fernandes will be first cremated and the remains will then be buried.
Social activist and former Samata Party president Jaya Jaitly said on Tuesday that this was in accordance with the wishes of Fernandes who had expressed the desire that the last rites be performed as per Hindu customs, but in the latter part of his life had changed his preference for burial.
Ms Jaitly said that keeping in view the wish expressed by him, his body will be cremated first and later the remains will be buried. By doing so, both his wishes will be fulfilled.
Fernandes died on Tuesday morning. He was 88 years old. Earlier, Ms Jaitly had said the funeral will take place on Wednesday after the arrival of his son.
She said, "His son lives in the US. We are waiting for the family's arrival. The funeral will take place tomorrow."UNI