Spectators have been gathering outside the church in Shriva near Mangalore where nurse Jacintha Saldanha's funeral is taking place.
Jacintha's coffin arrived in an ambulance and was carried into the Our Lady of Health Church, where the ceremony has just started.
An inquest has heard that the nurse who transferred a prank call about the Duchess of Cambridge was found hanging in her nurses' quarters.
Jacintha Saldanha's colleagues discovered her hanged in her room in the King Edward VII's Hospital nursing quarters, her inquest has heard.
The family of Jacintha Saldanha say they miss her 'every moment', as Australian hoax DJs say they are 'heartbroken' at her death.