- Pranab Mukherjee’s funeral came about with full navy honours
- The previous President died on Monday, weeks after his mind surgical procedure
- The federal government has introduced seven-day official mourning
Pranab Mukherjee’s funeral came about at the moment with full navy honours. The previous President, who had examined constructive for the coronavirus, died on Monday, weeks after his mind surgical procedure. He was 84.
The federal government and plenty of states have introduced seven-day official mourning.
Pranab Mukherjee’s physique was taken to his official residence in Delhi, 10 Rajaji Marg, for folks to pay their final respects.
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited his residence and paid their final respects. Congress chief Rahul Gandhi too paid his final respects at Pranab Mukherjee’s residence.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Chief of Defence Employees Gen Bipin Rawat and the chiefs of the three companies additionally paid homage to the previous president.
The Defence Ministry, in an announcement final night, gave particulars of wreath laying by dignitaries, politicians and others.
Due to COVID-19 protocol, the physique of the previous President was taken for final rites in a hearse van as an alternative of the gun carriage. The funeral came about on the Lodi Highway crematorium.
In an announcement, the house ministry mentioned as a mark of respect, there could be state mourning all through India from August 31 to September 6.
“Throughout the interval of state mourning, the nationwide flag will fly at half-mast on all buildings all through India, the place it’s flown frequently, and there will probably be no official leisure,” the assertion mentioned.
The veteran, extensively revered throughout the spectrum and described because the elder statesman of Indian politics, served as international and finance minister in a number of governments.
Yesterday, PM Modi posted a photograph of him touching Pranab Mukherjee’s ft in reverence. “He has left an indelible mark on the event trajectory of our nation,” PM Modi mentioned in a collection of tweets.
“A scholar par excellence, a towering statesman, he was admired throughout the political spectrum and by all sections of society,” he wrote.
India’s 13th President, Pranab Mukherjee was awarded the Bharat Ratna, the very best civilian honour, in August final yr.
“My ardour has been the service of the folks of India,” Pranab Mukherjee, extensively generally known as “Pranab-Da”, mentioned in a speech summing up 50 years in public life when he left the workplace of president in 2017.