Lakhs of Telangana supporters bid tearful adieu to Telangana ideologue Prof K Jayashankar on Wednesday. People chanted slogans praising one of the greate Prof Jayashankar throughout the funeral procession. People from all Telangana districts poured into Warangal to have a last glimpse of “Jayashankar Saar” who has led an indefatigable fight for 60 years for separate Telangana.
TRS chief K Chandrasekhara Rao and TJAC chairman Prof M Kodandaram laid wreaths on the body before the last journey began. Among those who attended the funeral procession were Prof K Haragopal, Varavara Rao, Vimalakka, Dileep Kumar and Mallepalli Lakshmaiah.
All roads in Warangal were filled with mourners who carried placards with his photos and flags. The one km long convoy of vehicles took several hours to reach the cremation ground at Padmakshigutta which was just about six km from Ekasila Park where the procession started.
Police had a tough time to control the people whose grief turned into anger when they saw the statues of NTR and YS Rajshekhar Reddy which were partially damaged by the angry youth. The crowd also attacked Warangal District Congress Office and the house of DCC president and MLA Mr Gandra Venkata Ramana Reddy.