Some business engagements kept Subrata Roy’s sons down from the burial, people familiar with the matter claimed The last solemnities of Sahara group author Subrata Roy were performed by his grandsons at the Baikunth Dham cremation ground in the presence of musketeers and well-provision then on Thursday indeed as his two sons were conspicuous by their absence.
Subrata Roy’s last solemnities performed by grandsons:
After a protracted illness, Subrata Roy passed away in Mumbai on Tuesday night. Some business engagements kept his sons down from the burial, people familiar with the matter claimed.
Himanc Roy, 16, son of Subrata Roy’s youngish son Seemanto Roy and Kushaan Roy, 5, son of the Sahara chief’s elder son Sushanto Roy, concertedly performed the last solemnities.
Those present at Baikunth Dham included Samajwadi Party( SP) principal Akhilesh Yadav, SP prophet Rajendra Chaudhary, elderly Congress leader Pramod Tewari, former U.P. Congress chairman and actor Raj Babbar, elderly BJP leader Ammar Rizvi and film patron Boney Kapoor.
Scores of Sahara workers and the public accompanied Roy’s body as it reached the cremation ground from Sahara Shahar around 4 pm.
Subrata Roy’s body was brought to Lucknow by a chartered aeroplane on Wednesday evening. His woman Swapna Roy reached the state capital on Wednesday along with grandsons Himanc and Kushaan and other family members.
SP state chairman Naresh Uttam Patel, former ministers Arvind Singh Gope and Abhishek Mishra, SP MLC Rajesh Yadav, former MLA Anugrah Narayan Singh alias Khokha Singh, former MLC Siraj Mehdi, Rashtriya Lok Dal public prophet Anil Dubey, Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahali, former MP Naresh Agrawal, excise minister Nitin Agrawal, Nira Radia and Sonu Nigam also paid homage to Roy.
Former Indian hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay, Juhi Babbar, Lucknow mayor Sushma Kharkwal, City Montessori School author Jagdish Gandhi, actor Gul Panag and pianist Brian Silas also offered homage to the late Sahara chief.