Shree Muktsar Sahib: Surinder Kaur, wife of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was consigned to flames as per the religious rituals on Wednesday. After the ardaas by Jathedar Gyani Gurbachan Singh, the deputy CM and her son Sukhbir Singh Badal lit the pyre.

Bibi Badal on Tuesday died at the PGI hospital in Chandigarh.

Rising above political affiliations, several politicians participated in the cremation. Several ruling and opposition leaders participated in the last journey of Bibi.

Manpreet Badal, cousin of Sukhbir who separated from the Akali Dal due to political differences, was also present at the cremation with his father Gurudas Badal.

Leaders like Farukh Abdullah and Sachin Pilot turned up to join the Badals in their moment of grief.

Religious figure like the Dera Radha Swami Beas along with thousand others paid their last respect to Bibi Badal.

(JPN/ Bureau)