Watch Video: Hundreds of people gather to receive mortal remains of former Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh

A day after Former Himachal Pradesh chief minister and senior Congress leader Virbhadra Singh died, hundreds of people and his supporters had gathered to receive his mortal remains at Rampur on Friday.

In a video, hundreds of his supporters were chanting Singh's name as his remains were brought to Padam Palace Rampur ahead of his funeral on Saturday.

Meanwhile, social distancing went for a toss as supporters had gathered to pay their last respects to the Congressman in Rampur.

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The veteran leader breathed his last at Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) here at 3.40 am, senior medical superintendent Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) Dr. Janak Raj said.

He suffered from heart attack on Monday and was critical. He was in the critical care unit of IGMC.

Virbhadra was put on ventilator under the supervision of the doctors of the cardiology department on Wednesday after he had breathing problem, he added.

Virbhadra was tested positive for COVID-19 on June 11 for the second time in two months. He had earlier tested positive for the disease on April 12.

Earlier, he was admitted to a hospital in Chandigarh after he tested positive for coronavirus on April 12.

Singh had returned home in Holly Lodge here on April 30 from the Chandigarh hospital after getting cured of the first infection.

However, he was admitted to IGMC within hours after reaching home, as he complained of cardiac and breathing problems. He was under treatment in the hospital ever since then.

Singh's funeral will take place on Saturday at 3 pm in Rampur.

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