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May 28, 1991 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Funerals, it is said, are reunions, tragic yet social affairs that bring together a wide assortment of friends, family, and colleagues whose worlds seem to intersect only at the point of one individual's death. So it was last Friday at the cremation site called Shanti Sthal on the banks of New Delhi's Yamuna River, where thousands of presidents, politicians and public worshipers from throughout the world came together to witness the spiritual departure of slain Indian leader Rajiv Gandhi.
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May 28, 1991 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Funerals, it is said, are reunions, tragic yet social affairs that bring together a wide assortment of friends, family, and colleagues whose worlds seem to intersect only at the point of one individual's death. So it was last Friday at the cremation site called Shanti Sthal on the banks of New Delhi's Yamuna River, where thousands of presidents, politicians and public worshipers from throughout the world came together to witness the spiritual departure of slain Indian leader Rajiv Gandhi.
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