The government on Monday (August 31) announced a seven-day state mourning following the death of former President Pranab Mukherjee.
New Delhi: Former President Pranab Mukherjee was cremated with full state honours on September 4 in New Delhi. Many politicians and other leaders paid their last respect to the renowned Congress leader at Rajaji Marg residence.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and vice president M Venkaiah Naidu were among the leaders who visited Mukherjee’s residence this morning.
The 84-year-old veteran politician died after he suffered a septic shock on Sunday. He died of a cardiac arrest on Monday evening (August 31) following a 21-day battle with multiple ailments.
Mukherjee was in a deep coma and was on ventilator support on his last days. The government has announced a seven-day mourning period for the veteran politician.
Last Updated 1, Sep 2020, 3:17 PM