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Nepal's 5-time prime minister cremated with state honors after death this week in New Delhi

  • Supporters carry flowers as they wait for their turn to pay respect to Surya Bahadur Thapa, who served as Nepal's prime minister five times, at Dashrath Stadium in Kathmandu, Nepal, Friday, April 17, 2015. Thapa, died in a hospital in India where he was being treated for stomach cancer. He was 87. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

    Supporters carry flowers as they wait for their turn to pay respect to Surya Bahadur Thapa, who served as Nepal's prime minister five times, at Dashrath Stadium in Kathmandu, Nepal, Friday, April 17, 2015. Thapa, died in a hospital in India where he was being treated for stomach cancer. He was 87. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)  (The Associated Press)

  • Supporters pay their last respects to Nepal’s former Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa at Dashrath Stadium in Kathmandu, Nepal, Friday, April 17, 2015. Thapa, who served as Nepal's prime minister five times, died in a hospital in India where he was being treated for stomach cancer, an official said Thursday. He was 87. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

    Supporters pay their last respects to Nepal’s former Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa at Dashrath Stadium in Kathmandu, Nepal, Friday, April 17, 2015. Thapa, who served as Nepal's prime minister five times, died in a hospital in India where he was being treated for stomach cancer, an official said Thursday. He was 87. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)  (The Associated Press)

  • Supporters stand in a queue to pay their respect to Surya Bahadur Thapa, who served as Nepal's prime minister five times, at Dashrath Stadium in Kathmandu, Nepal, Friday, April 17, 2015. Thapa, died in a hospital in India where he was being treated for stomach cancer. He was 87. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

    Supporters stand in a queue to pay their respect to Surya Bahadur Thapa, who served as Nepal's prime minister five times, at Dashrath Stadium in Kathmandu, Nepal, Friday, April 17, 2015. Thapa, died in a hospital in India where he was being treated for stomach cancer. He was 87. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)  (The Associated Press)

Nepal's former prime minister Surya Bahadur Thapa has been cremated near a revered Hindu temple with state honors after his death earlier this week.

The 87-year-old Thapa was prime minister five times and died in a hospital in India on Wednesday night. His body was flown to Nepal on Thursday.

The body was moved to the national stadium Friday and thousands of people paid their last respects.

The body was later driven on an open truck to Pashupatinath temple and cremated with state honors.

Thapa had been in the New Delhi hospital to be treated for stomach cancer.