Eminent historian Alappat Sreedhara Menon, who died here on Friday, was cremated with police honours at the ‘Shanthi Kavadam' on Sunday morning.

His son Sathish Kumar performed the last rites. Law Minister M. Vijayakumar was among those who attended the funeral.

Earlier at the historian's residence, District Collector Sanjay Kaul placed wreaths on Mr. Menon's body on behalf of the Chief Minister and the State government. Thiruvananthapuram Tehsildar Madhu Gangadhar was among those present on the occasion.

Mr. Menon is survived by his wife Sarojini Menon and two children. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2009.

After his postgraduate studies in University of Madras in 1948, Sreedhara Menon joined the department of history and politics at the University College, Thiruvananthapuram. Subsequently, he went to Harvard University on a Fulbright Travel Grant and a Smith-Mundt Scholarship. His first book on Indian history was published in 1956.

His book on Sir C. P. Ramaswamy Iyer, the Diwan of erstwhile Travancore, is widely believed to be his masterpiece.