Former President Pranab Mukherjee laid to rest with full military honours

National flags at Rashtrapati Bhavan and Parliament were at half-mast on Tuesday as the country observes a 7-day State mourning following the demise of former President Pranab Mukherjee.

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New Delhi, Sept 01 (ANI): An ambulance leaves after offloading the mortal remains of late former President Pranab Mukherjee, outside his residence in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

New Delhi: Former President Pranab Mukherjee laid to rest with full military honours. His last rites were performed at Lodhi crematorium today, under restrictions for  COVID-19

Mukherjee, 84, 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.

Notably, National flags at Rashtrapati Bhavan and Parliament were at half-mast on Tuesday as the country observes a seven-day State mourning following the demise of Mukherjee.

“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.

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