Veteran journalist Hem Kant Katayan was cremated at Hanuman Ghat, Mandi on Sunday morning. The funeral pyre was lit by his son Sidharth .

People from different walks of life attended his funeral including Mandi based journalists. Mr Katayan had passed away on Saturday night after a massive heart attack.

Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu , Deputy Chief Minister Mukesh Agnihotri, former Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur , former minister Kaul Singh Thakur , local MLA Anil Sharma among others have mourned the death of Hem Kant Katayan, besides sending heartfelt condolences to his family members . 

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