Mahajan's last journey
Thousands of Bharatiya Janata Party supporters and party workers gathered outside the Shivaji Park crematorium in northcentral Mumbai to pay their last respects to Pramod Mahajan. The crematorium is located close to Shivaji Park, where Mahajan addressed innumerable rallies in the past.
It was at Shivaji Park that Mahajan often spoke of throwing the Congress out of Maharashtra and at the Centre -- an unbelievable statement to make in the early 1990s. He proved his point, managing first to establish saffron rule in Maharashtra in 1995, then the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance at the Centre in 1998 and 1999.
Text: Syed Firdaus Ashraf. Photographs: Arun Patil
Also See: Pramod Mahajan: A tribute