On Monday, Central government announced 7 -day mourning on account of the death of Ex-President of India, Pranab Mukherjee.
Ministry of Home Affairs said that there will be no official entertainment during the 7 days of mourning and a flag will fly at half-mast on buildings across India.
On Monday, the ex-president of India died after battling for 21 days with multiple ailments. He died at the age of 84.
He was admitted to the Army’s research and referral hospital on 10th of August and was being operated for clot removal in his brain.
At the time of his admission to the hospital, he also tested positive of the COVID-19 and was also being treated for a lung infection.
On Sunday, he suffered a septic shock. At 4:30 pm, on Monday, he got a cardiac arrest.
President’s son was the first person to announce the demise of Mukherjee. He said on Twitter that his father passed away in spite of the best efforts of Doctors of RR Hospital, along with prayers, duas, and prathanas from people across India.
President Ram Nath Kovind described the passing of Mukherjee’s as the passing of an era. He wrote on Twitter that Mukherjee served Mother India with the spirit like a sage.
He added that Bharat Ratna Mukherjee was endowed with wisdom and perspicacity combined with modernity and tradition.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed his condolences, he also described Mukherjee as a scholar par excellence and a towering statesman who was admired throughout the political spectrum.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said, “With great sadness, the nation receives the news of the unfortunate demise of our former President Shri Pranab Mukherjee.”
“I join the country in paying homage to him. My deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends,” he said.
He was cremated with full state honours at the Lodhi Road electric crematorium today’s afternoon.