Defence Ministry officials were absentF
ormer Indian Navy chief Admiral Sardarilal Mathradas Nanda's body was consigned to the flames at the Brar Square crematorium in New Delhi with full military honours Tuesday evening.
Nanda, who is best remembered for staging the daring raid on Karachi during the 1971 India-Pakistan war, died on Monday night after a prolonged illness.
He was 94 and is survived by his wife and two sons.
The funeral was attended by top brass of the Indian Armed forces. However, Defence Ministry officials were conspicuous by their absence.
Image: Last rites of Admiral S M Nanda being performed by his family atBrar Square, New Delhi, on Tuesday. (Photograph copyright PTI.Unauthorised reproduction is prohibited.)Text: IANSSanjeev Nanda gets interim bail