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Barasat: After a day’s tussle between the pro-Trinamool and pro-BJP factions in the family, Binapani Thakur alias Boromaa, the head of Matua Mahasangha, has been cremated on Thursday.

Aged around 100-years, Boromaa passed away on 5 March at the SSKM Hospital in Kolkata. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had announced that the departed head of Matua Mahasangha will be cremated the very next day.

But the pro-BJP faction in the Thakur family led by Santanu Thakur, the grandson of Boromaa from her younger son Manjul Krishna Thakur, objected to the plan.

Due to this, the body of the widow was kept at her residence at Thakurnagar in North 24-Parganas throughout 6 March and the cremation was kept in abeyance.

This is even as the pro-Trinamool faction in the family headed by Santanu’s aunt and MP, Mamatabala Thakur, went on pushing for the cremation.

The two factions finally reached a consensus early this morning and decided to cremate Boromaa today. Following this, her cortege was taken out on a round of Thakurnagar around 11 am, with Matua Mahasangha followers marching in silence.

After this, Boromaa was cremated at a designated site within the limits of Thakurbari amidst gun salutes offered by the Bengal police. State ministers Jyotipriyo Mullick, Sujit Bose, and Bidhannagar Mayor Sabyasachi Dutta were present on the occasion.

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