Centre announces 7-day mourning over Pranab Mukherjee’s demise

Pranab Mukherjee passed away on Monday at the Army Hospital Hospital where he was admitted earlier this month and had undergone surgery for removal of a clot in his brain.

Avatar Written by August 31, 2020 20:12
7-day state mourning announced for former president Pranab Mukherjee

7-day state mourning announced for former president Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi: Seven days state mourning will be observed throughout the country from August 31 to September 6 as a mark of respect to former President Pranab Mukherjee, who passed away on Monday, the government informed here.

“As a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, seven days state mourning will be observed throughout India from August 31 to September 6, both days inclusive. During the period of state mourning, the national flag will fly at half-mast on all buildings throughout India, where it is flown regularly and there will be no official entertainment,” the Ministry of Home Affairs said in an official release.

The date, time and venue of the state funeral will be intimated later, it said.

pranab

Pranab Mukherjee passed away on Monday at the Army Hospital (Research and Referral) Hospital where he was admitted earlier this month and had undergone surgery for removal of a clot in his brain. He was 84.