Kanpur, Aug 2 (PTI) UP Technical Education Minister Kamal Rani Varun, who died of coronavirus at a Lucknow hospital on Sunday, was cremated at the Kanpur's Bhairo Ghat crematorium as per the COVID-19 protocol.

The local administration made all preparations for her last rites with state honours.

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"A guard of honour was given as soon as her body reached the Bhairo Ghat crematorium," District Magistrate Dr Brahmdeo Ram Tiwari said.

Around 2 pm, an ambulance carrying the body wrapped in plastic reached Barra, where her family members paid their last respects to her from a distance, he added.

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Later, the mortal remains were taken to the Bhairo Ghat electric crematorium. BJP leaders, officials, a health team and family members of the minister were present during the cremation. They paid floral tributes to her.

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