President, VP, Prime Minister pay final respects to Mukherjee


New Delhi, September 1 

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chiefs of three defence providers had been among the many dignitaries who paid their final respects to former president Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday morning. 

Mukherjee’s mortal stays had been dropped at his residence, 10, Rajaji Marg, earlier as we speak from the military hospital the place he breathed his final on Monday.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, Army Chief Gen M M Naravane, Air Chief Marshal R Okay S Bhadauria and Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh had been amongst others who paid homage to him. 

Cremation is scheduled within the afternoon.

The union authorities had on Monday introduced a seven-day state mourning as a mark of respect for the previous president.

Mukherjee, one in every of India’s most revered politicians, died following a 21-day battle with a number of illnesses. He was 84.

A seven-time parliamentarian and recipient of Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour, he was one of the vital admired and revered political figures. –PTI 



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