Lucknow is on the path to becoming Uttar Pradesh’s first city that will soon achieve 80 per cent sterilization of its street dog population.
Roy (75) died on Tuesday night in a hospital in Mumbai following a prolonged illness. His mortal remains were brought to the Bhainsakund Dham from Sahara Sahar in a flower-bedecked vehicle. The Sahara Group chief’s grandson, Himank, lit the funeral pyre.
Bollywood celebrities, including Boney Kapoor and Raj Babbar, and Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav and Congress leader Pramod Tiwari also attended the funeral.
A large number of people, including dignitaries and Sahara employees, have visited Sahara Sahar since Wednesday evening to pay their last respect to the departed soul.
Hectic political activity is being witnessed in Lucknow as the countdown for the polling for Rajya Sabha biennial elections to ten seats begins.
For this purpose, the state government has allocated approximately Rs 19 crore.