Guwahati: The Centre on Monday announced a seven-day state mourning in honour of former President Pranab Mukherjee who passed away at 84 on Monday
As per reports, the third tallest flag across the nation is seen flying half-mast at Gandhi Mandap -- one of the biggest attractions in Guwahati.
As a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, seven days State Mourning will be observed across India from August 31 to September 6, both days inclusive.
During the state mourning, from 31 August to 6 September, the national flag will display at half-mast on buildings across the nation and there will be no official entertainment.
Notably, Mukherjee had earlier undergone a surgery for the removal of a blood clot in the brain. He also tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus.
Conferred with Padma Vibhushan in 2008 and Bharat Ratna in 2019, Mukherjee's political career spanned almost five decades. He became the President of India from 2012 until 2017.
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