The body of former Meghalaya Chief Minister 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, Defense spokesman Amit Mahajan said.
Later, Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal joined them at the Borjhar airport en route to Tura, the officials said.
At the Tura airport and along the way till his house, thousands of people gathered to have a glimpse of the deceased leader, they said.
The former Lok Sabha Speaker died at his residence in New Delhi yesterday.