Centre Announces 7-day State Mourning On Demise Of Pranab Mukarjee
Category: India

On Monday, the government declared a state mourning for seven days following the death of former president Pranab Mukherjee. In a statement, the home ministry said that from August 31 to September 6, both days inclusive, state mourning will be observed in all of India as a mark of respect for the departed dignitary.

"During the time of state mourning, the national flag will fly half-mast across all of India's buildings, where it is routinely flown, and there will be no official entertainment," the statement said. The state funeral date, time , and place will be intimated later, it said.

Mukherjee died in the Army Research and Referral Hospital here on Monday at the age of 84.

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