The last rites of former President of India Pranab Mukherjee were performed at Lodhi Ghat in Delhi. Son Abhijeet Mukherjee cremated his father. Earlier, several Congress leaders including President Ram Nath Kovind, Cabinet Ministers including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paid tributes to Pranab Mukherjee at his 10 Rajaji Marg residence. Let me tell you that he died on Monday evening. He was 84 years old. Pranab Mukherjee was admitted to the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital on August 10. His brain surgery was done the same day. After that he was in a coma at the army hospital for a long time. Mukherjee later developed a lung infection. He was the 13th President of the country from 2012 to 2017.
The central government has announced a seven-day state mourning on the death of former President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday. The Union Cabinet today paid tribute to the former President by condoning the demise of the former President by keeping him silent for two minutes. There will be a state mourning in India from August 31 to September 6 in his honor.