Funeral held for wife of late Indian chief justice

March 14th, 2009 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS  

London, March 14 (IANS) The funeral of Sheila Gupta, widow of former acting chief justice of India and Maruti Inquiry Commission head Alak Chandra Gupta, was held in the peaceful surroundings of the English countryside Friday.
Shiela Gupta died Feb 24 after a protracted battle with cancer at the age of 74.

A large number of friends, family and admirers attended the funeral at the Guildford Crematorium near the town of Godalming in Surrey county.

A respected and much-loved figure among Bengalis in London, Sheila Gupta was a connoisseur of Indian art and culture.

Fittingly, her moving service included songs by Rabindranath Tagore, of whom Gupta was a lifelong admirer. Her son, Surrey-based ophthalmologist Ananda Gupta, released a dove to bring the ceremony to a close.

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