Basant Kumar Birla who is also known as BK Birla passed away on June 3, 2019, at the age of 98. The veteran industrialist who had been suffering from age-related ailments for a long time was cremated on Thursday in Kolkata.
The last rites of the BK Birla, the stalwart of the Indian Business Industry was attended by family, friends, and well-wishers. Earlier in the day, BK Birla's body was flown in from Mumbai and taken to his Birla Park residence in the city.
In pic: Advaitesha Birla consoles her father Kumar Mangalam Birla while attending the last rites of BK Birla in Kolkata.
The funeral ceremony was attended by his Kumar Mangalam Birla, Rajashree Birla, BK Birla's daughters Manjushree Khaitan and Jayshree Mohta, and other prominent family members such as S K Birla, Shobhana and Bhartia and CK Birla.
In pic: Industrialist Harsh Neotia pays his last tribute to Birla Group patriarch BK Birla during his funeral ceremony in Kolkata
In pic: Members of the Birla family bid an emotional adieu to its Birla Group patriarch B K Birla as his last rites take place in the city of Kolkata on the auspicious day of Rath Yatra.
The mortal remains of BK Birla, who passed away on June 3, 2019, at the age of 98, were consigned to flames on a traditional wooden pyre at the Keoratala crematorium in South Kolkata as members of the Birla family bid an emotional adieu to Birla Group patriarch. See photos. (All Pictures Courtesy/PTI and Twitter)
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