Funeral held with state honours
Jamshedpur : Residents of the Steel City bid the former deputy CM Sudhir Mahato a tearful goodbye on Friday.
Emotions soar during the final journey that was taken out from his residence in Kadma. The
funeral procession went through Uliyan bazaar in Kadma and Sonari before coming its way to the
crematorium via the Bistupur main thoroughfare.
The funeral was held with state honours and a 21 gun salute by the JAP jawans at Parvati Ghat in Bistupur.
The jawans fired four rounds in the air before the funeral pyre was lit by Mahato’s nephew
Mahato a senior JMM leader died of a massive heart attack while on his way to Jamshedpur at about 10.20 pm on Wednesday. He was 58. Mahto is survived by his wife and four daughters.
His last rites were performed at Cutting across party lines, politicians teemed at Mahato’s residence to mourn his death.
Chief minister Hemant Soren, JMM supremo Shibu deputy-vice-president Sunil Bhaskaran and other senior officials were also present.
CM Hemant Soren said that Sudhir Mahato’s life was dedicated for Jharkhand and his party. He
played an important role in separate statehood movement.
He also appealed the youth of the state to play an active role Soren, Speaker Shashank Shekhar Bhokta, former chief ministers Arjun Munda and Madhu Koda, Congress leader Subodhkant Sahay,
Jamshedpur MP Ajoy Kumar, MLAs Mathura Mahto, Bidyut Varan Mahto, Ramdas Soren and Banna Gupta, were present during the cremation.
Tata Steel in order to fulfill the dreams their elders. “He was equally concerned about the poor and the marginalized and did all he could to assist them in every way possible.
His sad demise is an irreparable emotional loss for us all”, noted JMM supremo Shibu Soren.
Mahato had been to Maubhandar (near Ghatshila) to attend the marriage reception of Jharkhand Copper Majdoor Union general secretary Devi Prasad Mukherjee’s son.
Mahato experienced massive pain in his chest while he moving towards Jamshedpur in his SUV and
died on the spot.
Mahto’s body was kept at the Uliyan grounds where thousands of people, including several from
Bengal and Odisha, had come to have a last look at the popular leader.
“It is a huge loss for the party and we are very sad at the untimely demise of Sudhir da. We will miss him,” said a party activist.
These were present at the funeral of Sudhir Mahato
The list included JMM Supremo Shibu Soren, Chief Minister Hemant Soren, former Chief Minister Arjun Munda, Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Shashank Shekhar Bhokta, Minister Annapurna Devi, Jay Prakash Bhai Patel and Champai Soren, Rajyasabha MP Pradeep Kumar Balmuchu, Jamshedpur MP Dr. Ajay Kumar, Ranchi MP Subodh Kant Sahay, Chaibasa MP Madhu Koda, MLA Raghubar Das, Vidhyut Varan Mahato, Ramdas Soren, Arvind Singh, Banna Gupta, Ex MLA Saryu Rai and Amulyo Sardar along with several from the corporate sector, political and social organization were present.
Amarpreet Singh Kale, Ravindra Jha, Prabhat Sharma, AB Lall, Jaganath Mahato, R Dayal, Srikant Mahato, Haji Hussain Ansari, Dineshanand Goswami, Monu Bindu Bhattacharya, Rajkumar Srivastav, Mohan Karmakar, Pramod Lall, Vikas Singh, KK Singh, Samir mahanti, Arvind Singh, Sudaam Mardi,
Raju Giri, Mahanlal Agrawal, Harvinder Singh Mantu, Sadhucharan Mahato, Astik Mahato, Dulal Bhuiya, Lakshman Tudu, Raja Peter, Rajesh Kumar Shukl, Mathura Mahato, Hidayat Khan, Rajkumar Singh, Shailendra Mahato, Rakeshwar Pandey, Beli Bodhanwala, Krishna Mardi, Yogesh Malhaotra, Avinash Singh Raja, Mansoor Ali, Dinesh Sarangi, Devjeet Mukherjee, Manohar Pal, Abhay Singh, Bagun Sumbrai, Ajay Singh, Ramashram Prasad, Shailendra Rai, Chandrabhan Singh, Manoranjan Das, Ambika Banerjee, Suresh Sonthalia, Bharat Vasani, MG Singh, Sunil Bhaskaran, Inderjeet Singh, Anand Kumar, Krishna, Nasar Firdoshi, Bandhu Tirkey, Sapan Majumdar along
with thousands of JMM activists were present.