Sci-fi writer Authur Clarke laid to restMarch 22nd, 2008 - 10:41 pm ICT by admin
Colombo, Mar.22 (ANI): British science fiction writer Sir Arthur C Clarke was buried in his adopted country of Sri Lanka on Saturday. Music from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey was played at the funeral and members of the family which had adopted him cried as his coffin was lowered at a gravesite in Colombo, the BBC reported.
“Here lies Arthur C Clarke. He never grew up and did not stop growing,” his gravestone in Colombo is to read, in accordance with the author’s wishes.
Sir Arthur died from heart failure and breathing problems at the age of 90.
A nationwide minute’s silence was ordered by the Sri Lankan government to coincide with the ceremony.
Sir Arthur’s brother, Fred Clarke, attended the funeral along with members of the Ekanayake family, with whom the writer had lived in recent years.
Before the funeral, yellow roses were thrown on to Sir Arthur’s body as a final gesture of respect as it lay on a white bed beneath curved elephant tusks. (ANI)
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