Amritsar: The mortal remains of former Member of Parliament from Tarn Taran, Surinder Singh Kairon, were consigned to flames with State honours on Tuesday in his native village Kairon, 50 km from here.

Mr. Kairon had died at his residence here on Monday night following a massive heart attack. He was 79. He is survived by his wife and three sons.

His elder son, Punjab Cabinet Minister Adesh Partap Singh Kairon, lit the pyre at the funeral attended by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, his wife Surinder Kaur, former SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur and several State Ministers.

Mr. Kairon, a two-time Congress MP, was the son of former Punjab Chief Minister Partap Singh Kairon. Adesh Kairon is married to the daughter of Chief Minister Badal.