Published On: Tue, Sep 1st, 2020

Former Prez Pranab Mukherjee cremated with full state honours

New Delhi, Sep 1 (PTI) Former President Pranab Mukherjee was cremated with full state honours at the Lodhi road electric crematorium on Tuesday afternoon.

Army personnel pay tribute as family members of late Pranab Mukherjee wearing PPE suits come out of the crematorium after last rites. (PTI)

His son Abhijit Mukherjee performed his last rites.

Mukherjee”s family and relatives paid their last respects clad in PPE kits while conforming to COVID-19 safeguards.

An Army contingent gave a guard of honour and a gun salute to the former president.

The mortal remains of Mukherjee were earlier brought to the crematorium in a flower-bedecked vehicle. His body was clad in the tricolour.

Mukherjee (84) died on Monday evening at the Army”s Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi cantonment following a 21-day battle with multiple ailments.

He was admitted to the hospital on August 10 and was operated the same day for removal of a clot in the brain. He had also tested positive for COVID-19 at the time of his admission. The former president later developed a lung infection.

Mukherjee was the 13th President of India from 2012 to 2017.

Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by The Sen Times staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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