Srinagar: Reports on Tuesday said that tens of thousands of Iranians were already at Tehran University to attend the funeral of former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani.
The State television of Iran showed people pouring onto the streets around the university.
The heavyweight politician, who died on Sunday at the age of 82, will be buried inside the crypt of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic revolution.
Khomeini’s mausoleum is in southern Tehran.
The highest ranking politicians from all factions are attending the Nimaz-e-Jinaza.