The mortal remains of Chand were kept at the Rock Garden today for the public to pay their last respects. His funeral procession will pass through the city later today and the cremation will be held in the evening, his family members said.

Among the prominent persons who visited Rock Garden were Punjab Governor and Chandigarh Administrator, Kaptan Singh Solanki.

Chand had been ailing for the past few days and was admitted to a private hospital here. He was later shifted to Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), where he passed away in the early hours yesterday.

He was 90. Chand is survived by his wife Kamla, son Anuj and daughter Neelam. Earlier today, his body was taken to the Rock Garden from his house at Sector 27 here on the same route along which Chand used to regularly cycle to the garden.

The iconic Rock Garden, inaugurated in 1976, is now spread over an area of nearly 40 acres. More than 2.5 lakh people from India and abroad visit it every year.

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