Prominent Indian author and historian Professor Bipan Chandra died on Saturday morning in his sleep at the age of 86.
Chandra's cremation is scheduled to take place at around 3 p.m. today at the Lodhi Cremation Ground in New Delhi.
Chandra was considered to be one of foremost scholars on India's independence movement
According to his family, Chandra died around 6 am on Saturday morning at his home at the National Media Centre in Gurgaon. He had not been keeping well for the last few months.
He was the Chairperson of the Centre for Historical Studies in JNU. He was also the Chairman of the National Book Trust in New Delhi from 2004 to 2012.