Gangubai's funeral ceremony was attended by many prominent
leaders like Legislative Assembly speaker Jagadish Shettar, member
of Legislative Council Veeranna Mattikatti, MP Pralhad Joshi,
former minister Basavaraj Horatti, members of HDMC, District
Commissioner of Dharwad and thousands of Gangubai fans. However,
Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa could not make it to the
|Classical vocalist Gangubai dies|
Earlier, Gangubai's body, which was kept in a glass casket at Glass House, Hubli, was taken in a flower-bedecked van through the main avenues of Hubli which were lined by hundreds of people. A state police contingent reversed arms and offered a gun salute as the mortal remains of the Kirana Gharana exponent was consigned to the flames at Gangubai Gurukul Trust run by the state government in Hubli.
Gangubai Hangal passed away at Lifeline Hospital Hubli (Hubballi) in Karnataka following cardiac and respiratory problems this morning. She was 97 years old. Her funeral ceremony will be held at 9.30 am on Wednesday.