Krishan Kant to attend funeral

CHENNAI, AUG. 30. The Vice-President, Mr. Krishan Kant, will be arriving here by a special IAF aircraft from New Delhi on Friday afternoon to pay his homage to Mr. G.K. Moopanar. According to information reaching here, the Vice- President would be accompanied by former Prime Ministers, some senior Central Ministers and Congress leaders, including Dr. Manmohan Singh and Mr. Pranab Mukherjee.

The AICC general secretary, Mr. Ghulam Nabi Azad, who accompanied the Congress president, Ms. Sonia Gandhi and who returned to the Capital along with her, is expected to arrive here again on Friday morning to participate in the funeral.The Congress will also be represented by the Karnataka Chief Minister, Mr. S.M. Krishna, and the AICC functionaries, Mr. M.N. Fotedar and Mr. Oscar Fernandes.