SHILLONG, March 5 - The body of former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno Agitok Sangma was today brought to his native place at Tura where his funeral will take place on Monday.
A special plane carried the body of Sangma from Delhi to Guwahati and therefrom it was flown to Tura in West Garo Hills district in an IAF helicopter, officials said.
DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh and his Cabinet colleague Kiren Rijiju accompanied the body from New Delhi whereas Meghalaya Governor V Shanmuganathan joined them at Guwahati. Later, Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal joined them at the Borjhar airport en route to Tura, the officials said.
At Tura airport and along the way, thousands of people gathered to have a glimpse of the deceased leader. Sangma died in New Delhi yesterday. � PTI