Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who died on Monday, are going to be cremated in New Delhi on today. Mukherjee died quite 20 days after undergoing a operation to get rid of clot. He was on ventilator since the surgery.
According to a release by the Ministry of Defence, Mukherjee’s body are going to be kept at his official residence within the morning hours on Tuesday for people to pay their last homage.
The wreath-laying schedule for official dignitaries are going to be from 9:15 am to 10:15 am for official dignitaries and 45 minutes for other dignitaries, the MoD release said.
This will be followed by an hour’s time for the overall public to pay homage to the late President at 10 Rajaji Marg, it further said.
The ministry also said that the mortal remains of the late President will proceed in hearse van rather than the traditional framework thanks to the Covid-19 related protocols in situ .
Mukherjee, a recipient of the country’s highest civilian award and a towering statesman admired across party lines, died at a hospital in Delhi on Monday, leaving an upscale legacy he inbuilt a five-decade-long public life that has cemented his place as a doyen of Indian politics and a troubleshooter par excellence for the Congress in its prime.
Mukherjee, 84, died of multiple organ failure after he was admitted to New Delhi’s Army Hospital Research and Referral three weeks ago. He slipped into coma after the operation on August 10, having also tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
Doctors said the seven-time parliamentarian died of a asystole at 4.30 pm on Monday. the govt has announced seven-day state mourning from August 31 to September 6.
Mukherjee, who received the Bharat Ratna in 2019, is survived by two sons and a daughter; his wife died in 2015.