• Lee Kuan Yew is recognised as the father of modern Singapore.Singapore PMO
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  • Singapore's Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and his wife Kwa Geok Choo attend a May Day rally in Singapore in this May 1, 2006 file photo.Reuters
  • Lee Kuan Yew smiles after the People's Action Party (PAP) won in Singapore's national elections in this still image taken from video in this May, 1959 file photoReuters

Singapore's first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, regarded as the founder of the modern city-state, will be laid to rest on Sunday after a week of national mourning since his demise on Monday. 

The 91-year-old, who was both revered and feared during his rule of more than three decades, died after days of fighting severe pneumonia. 

Who will be there?

While thousands of Singaporeans are expected to attend the memorial service, several world leaders will also be present, including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, South Korean President Park Guen-Hye, among others.

The United States delegation will be led by former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger

First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Igor Shuvalov, Governor General of Canada David Johnston, Malaysian King Abdul Halim, Myanmar President Thein Sein, and Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha will also attend the funeral.  

The State Funeral Procession will begin at about 12.30pm local time (10 am in India, 4.30 am in UK, 12.30 am in the US) from the Parliament House, where Lee's casket is currently kept, and will go up to 15.4km away to the University Cultural Centre at the National University of Singapore. 

The casket will be carried on a ceremonial gun carriage by officers from Singapore's police, army, navy and airforce, and will be followed by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Lee's eldest son, his family members, and Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam and labour chief Lim Swee Say, according to Channel News Asia. 

The public is expected to stay on the footpaths as the procession progresses, passing through iconic landmarks closely associated with Lee. 

The navy will conduct a ceremonial sailpast with black flags on the sides of the ships, while the airforce will conduct a flypast in a 'Missing Man Formation', wherein one aircraft leaves the flying formation to represent an aerial salute. 

The Funeral Service will be held from 2pm to 5.15pm local time at the University Cultural Centre, where eulogies will be read out by Lee's family members and ministers in the Singaporean government. 

Following the funeral service, Lee's casket will be taken to the Mandai crematorium, where the cremation will be conducted in private.

Where to Watch LIVE:

International Business Times, India Edition will maintain a live blog covering the funeral services. 

Lee Kuan Yew Funeral: Where to Watch Live, Date, Timings and Cremation Details

The entire procession and funeral service will be broadcast live on all MediaCorp television channels and radio stations. 

Live streaming will be available on Remembering Lee Kuan Yew website and on the websites of news agencies such as Channel News Asia, Channel 5 and Channel 8

National Mourning in India

The Indian government has declared a day of national mourning on Sunday; flags will fly at half mast.

PM Modi had referred to Lee as a 'lion among leaders'.

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