Sushil Modi Laid to Rest with State Honors in Patna

Former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi Laid to Rest with State Honors

Patna: The mortal remains of former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and Rajya Sabha MP, Sushil Kumar Modi, were consigned to the flames on Tuesday evening with full state honors. Modi, aged 72, had been battling cancer in recent days and passed away on Monday evening at AIIMS in Delhi where he was undergoing treatment.

Following his cremation on the banks of the Ganga in Patna, a somber atmosphere pervaded political circles nationwide.

The journey of Sushil Modi’s mortal remains began with their arrival in Patna via a special plane on Tuesday afternoon. The body was then transported to his private residence in Rajendra Nagar, allowing mourners to pay their final respects.

From his private residence, the procession moved sequentially to the offices of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), and the Bihar Assembly complex, where leaders, ministers, and supporters from across the state gathered to bid farewell.

The final leg of the journey culminated at the Janardan Ghat in Digha, where Sushil Modi was laid to rest with state honors. The funeral proceedings saw the attendance of several dignitaries, including BJP National President JP Nadda and representatives from various political parties, including the BJP and Janata Dal United (JDU).

The honor of lighting the funeral pyre was bestowed upon Sushil Modi’s elder son, Utkarsh Tathagata Modi, marking the solemn conclusion of the ceremonies honoring the late leader’s life and legacy.