However, a compromise was evolved by which the nurses, other hospital staff and kin of Aruna jointly performed the last rites. KEM hospital dean and Aruna's nephew together lit the funeral pyre.

Shanbaug (66), who died this morning, was cremated at the Bhoiwada crematorium. Before the last rites were performed, her body was kept for public viewing at the hospital and taken to Bhoiwada crematorium. Rural Development Minister Pankaja Munde visited the hospital and paid tribute to Aruna.

Pinki Virani, who had moved the Supreme Court seeking for permission for euthanasia for the long suffering victim, said "she got justice after all these painful years. She has found release and peace. While going, Aruna gave India the landmark passive euthanasia law."

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