In June of this year, 2015, the creator of the iconic Rock Garden of Chandigarh was cremated. Nek Chand was given full state honours during the ceremony.
Memorial Ceremony In The Rock Garden Of Chandigarh
People from all walks of life gathered together to honour Nek Chand on that Saturday in June. There was a procession that started at the Rock Garden and processed through different Sectors of Chandigarh. This allowed the crowds to pay homage to the amazing creator.
The Convoy Carried Iconic Creations Of The Legend
The police escort stayed with the procession as they went down the roads. A vehicle in the convoy carried many creations from the legend himself. It was a beautiful representation of the life that he lived.
Nek Chand Is Remembered By His Son
Once they reached Sector 25 of the cremation ground, the funeral pyre was lit by his son. Anuj Saini paid respect to his father amid the gun salute. It was a solemn time where the followers of this legend gathered together.
Prominent People Attend The Ceremony
There were many prominent people that attended the funeral that day. The Punjab Governor was in attendance. Kaptan Singh Solanki and Haryana, the Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar also showed their support.
Chand Made it To 90, But His Death Came As A Shock
This elderly man was very mobile in his older years. Even though he reached the ripe old age of 90, his employees were shocked at his death. The employees remember him as a kind-hearted man that taught good values to those around him.
If you would like to read more about his life and what employees had to say about him, go HERE.
Chand was a legend worth remembering. When an iconic individual like this passes on, it affects the entire community if not the whole nation.
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