THE last rites of Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy were performed at Baikunth Dham, on the banks of the Gomti river here, on Thursday. A procession carrying the body left Sahara Shahar in Gomti Nagar for Baikunth Dham, where in the presence of Sahara Group employees and a number of dignitaries, the last rites were performed. Roy’s sons were not present during the cremation and the last rites were performed by his 16-year-old grandson, Himanc Roy, sources in the family said.
Prominent among those seen during the cremation included SP President Akhilesh Yadav, Congress leader Pramod Tiwari and actor and Congress leader Raj Babbar. Roy died of cardiorespiratory arrest in a Mumbai Hospital on Tuesday, according to a statement issued by the Sahara Group. He was 75. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Yadav had expressed grief over Roy’s demise.