Shillong ( Meghalaya), 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, here on Thursday .
Earlier the wreath laying ceremony was attended by a large no of military, Police, CAPF and civil officials who paid their last respects to the Late General.
Wreath on behalf of the Government of Meghalaya was laid by Renikton Lyngdoh Tongkhar, Minister of Public Health Engineering and on behalf of the Government 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, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM and Air Officer Commanding in Chief of Eastern Air Command, Air Marshal SP Dharkar, AVSM were the senior most officers from Army and Airforce respectively who were present on the solemn occasion. The Director General Assam Rifles, Lt Gen PC Nair, AVSM,YSM and senior officers from BSF,CRPF, Assam & Meghalaya Police and the IB also laid wreaths.
Lt Gen KC Panchanathan, died here on Dec 6 after suffering a massive heart attack.