Former President of India, Pranab Mukherjee at the age of 84 died on 31 August, 2020 (Monday). Since the earlier month of August, he had been in coma after a brain surgery. 7 days national mourning has been announced as a tribute to former President Pranab Mukherjee. His last rites will be conducted on 1 September, 2020 (Tuesday).
Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away: Earlier month of August he underwent brain surgery at the Army Research and Referral hospital in the national capital Delhi. On Monday (31 August, 2020) his condition deteriorated and had gone in a state of septic shock because of lung infection.
He left the world after a long battle for life and left the country heartbroken and no doubt a big void is created in Indian politics. He was known for his instant replies and an immense sense of humour that he mostly displayed in the parliamentary sessions. A seven-day state mourning has been announced by the Centre that will be observed from 31 August, 2020 to 6 September, 2020 as a tribute to the former President and Bahrat Ratna Pranab Mukherjee. During the period of state mourning, National Flag will fly at half-mast on all buildings throughout India, where it is flown regularly and there will be no official entertainment
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted “India grieves the passing away of Bharat Ratna Pranab Mukherjee. He has left an indelible mark on the development trajectory of our nation. A scholar par excellence, a towering statesman, he was admired across the political spectrum & by all sections of society.”