Setting aside political differences, hundreds of people on Wednesday turned up to bid farewell to Margaret Thatcheras she was laid to rest with full military honours.

The Big Ben on the Palace of Westminster fell silent as a mark of respect.The Queen led the mourners at St. Paul’s Cathedral, where more than 2,000 foreign dignitaries gathered to pay their last respects.

Prime Minister David Cameron hailed it as a “fitting tribute to a great Prime Minister”.

Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Minister for New and Renewable Energy, who represented India at the funeral described Baroness Thatcher as “a transformative figure of global standing”.