His body will be kept for "antim darshan" at Parli from 9 am onwards and the funeral will take place around 2 pm

The body of Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde’s, who died in a road accident in New Delhi on Tuesday, is being flown to his native place in Beed district of Marathwada for cremation later on Wednesday after being kept at the BJP office here overnight.

Munde’s body which was flown from Delhi last evening and was kept outside the state BJP office overnight, before a brief halt at his Worli residence, was put in an ambulance which drove to the airport.

From Mumbai airport the body is being flown to Latur airstrip and from there it will be taken to Munde’s native place Parli, 70 km from Latur.

His body will be kept for “antim darshan” at Parli from 9 am onwards and the funeral will take place around 2 pm. His daughter Pankaja, a BJP MLA, is expected to perform the last rites.

Munde leaves behind wife and three daughters.

The funeral will take place in the grounds of the Vaijnath Sugar Factory at Pangri village which Munde owned.

The 64-year-old BJP veteran died after a road accident in Delhi on Tuesday, a week after taking over as Union rural development minister in the Narendra Modi cabinet.