Ram Vilas Paswan, former Union minister and the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) founder was cremated with full state honours on Saturday (October 10, 2020).Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan was given a state funeral and cremated at Patna’s Janardhan Ghat this afternoon, with his son and LJP chief Chirag Paswan performing the last rites. Mr Paswan, 74, died Thursday night at a Delhi hospital where he had earlier undergone heart surgery

He was a minister in central governments headed by parties of contrasting ideological persuasions, ranging from the Janata Dal to the Congress and the BJP, since 1989. Whoever might be his ally, he took pride in describing himself as a socialist and secular politician by conviction.

He served as a minister in governments headed by V P Singh, H D Deve Gowda, I K Gujaral, Atal Bihar Vajpayee, Manmohan Singh and now Narendra Modi. Several leaders like Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Deputy CM and BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Nityanand Rai were present at the ghat.