The death of Britain's longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, reignited the demand in India to bring back the Kohinoor.
Hundreds of thousands of well-wishers lined the route her hearse took from London, throwing flowers, cheering and clapping as it passed from the city to the English countryside that she so loved much.
Queen Elizabeth will be buried alongside her husband Prince Philip in a small chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
Among the 2,000 in the congregation will be some 500 world leaders, including Biden, Emperor Naruhito of Japan, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan, and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.
If the UK today retains the relics of power it once had, the person of the Queen had a role in it as she strode the earth with confidence and good cheer.
The Ministry of External Affairs confirmed the President's three-day UK visit on Wednesday as India's head of state was invited for the state funeral in London.
The MP said there was no question of praising the British for whatever they did to enhance their own rule.
Five pulikali teams, from Poonkunnam, Kanattukara, Ayyanthol, Viyur Centre and Sakthan Pulikali Sangham participated in the city's much-awaited Pulikali spectacle this year.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II breathed her last on Thursday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
The oak coffin will make an onward journey to London later in the week after Buckingham Palace has unveiled plans for the State Funeral, which will take place at Westminster Abbey on Monday, September 19.