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Singapore, March 29(IANS) – The funeral service for Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew on Sunday at the University Cultural Centre (UCC) located at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has ended.
Lee, 91, died on March 23 at the Singapore General Hospital after a long fight with pneumonia.
The service ended with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who is Lee Kuan Yew’s eldest son, laying a wreath on behalf of the family while President Tony Tan Keng Yam laid on behalf of the state, Today online reported.
Eulogies were delivered by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Lee’s second son Lee Hsien Yang, trade unionist G. Muthukumarasamy, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong and others.
A minute of silence was observed all across Singapore once the service ended followed by the playing of the national anthem and pledge.
The cortege will move to Mandai crematorium for a private service.
In attendance for the state funeral are about 2,200 guests, including foreign dignitaries and Singaporeans from all walks of life.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former US president Bill Clinton, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott are among those present.