Lt Gen KC Panchanathan cremated

Shillong, Dec 8: Lt Gen KC Panchanathan,AVSM, General Officer Commanding of 101 Area, Shillong was cremated with full military honours at the Happy Valley Crematorium, Shillong on Thursday.

He passed away on Tuesday night following a heart attack.


Earlier, the wreath laying ceremony was attended by a large number of military, police, CAPF and civil officials who paid their last respects to the Late general.

Wreath on behalf of the state government was laid by PHE Minister Renikton Lyngdoh Tongkhar, and on behalf of Assam by  Chandra Mohan Patowary, Minister of Environment & Forest. Wreaths were also laid on behalf of the Chief of the Army Staff and the Chief of the Air Staff.

General Officer Commanding in Chief of Eastern Command, Lt Gen RP Kalita and Air Officer Commanding in Chief of Eastern Air Command, Air Marshal SP Dharkar,  were the senior most officers from Army and Airforce respectively who were present on the  occasion. The Director General Assam Rifles, Lt Gen PC Nair and senior officers from BSF,CRPF, Assam & Meghalaya Police and the IB also laid wreaths.

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