Amid a pall of gloom, thousands of his fans and partymen paid last respect to Dinesh Prasad Gowala after his body was flown back to his home in Lakhipur a day after the veteran Congress leader died in Delhi.
Kumbhirgram was teeming was bereaved people when the flight carrying the lifeless Gowala landed at the airport at 10 in the morning.
After last respect by the Silchar Congress heavyweights, his body was rushed to his ancestral village in Lakhipur for funeral rites.
Before that the body was kept to facilitate his partymen and well wishers pay their last respect.
The sitting MLA and former minister passed away at Medanta hospital in Gurgaon early in the morning on Wednesday.
He was airlifted to the Medanta Medicity hospital in Gurgaon on April 11 when his condition refused to improve in Silchar where he was initially admitted following cardiac arrest.