Pranab Mukherjee Live News Updates: Former President cremated with full state honours

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Former President Pranab Mukherjee Live Updates: Former President Pranab Mukherjee passed away on Monday evening at Army hospital in Delhi. He was 84.

Pranab Mukherjee cremated with full state honours.

Pranab Mukherjee’s Funeral Today: Former President Pranab Mukherjee was cremated with full state honours at the Lodhi road electric crematorium on Tuesday afternoon. 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.

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    15:37 (IST)01 Sep 2020
    Pranab Mukherjee will be remembered by generations: PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that former president Pranab Mukherjee would be remembered by generations for his efforts towards India's progress as he paid his last respects to him. "Paid tributes to respected Shri Pranab Mukherjee. He would be remembered by generations for his efforts towards India's progress," Modi tweeted.

    14:19 (IST)01 Sep 2020
    Pranab Mukherjee laid to rest with full military honours

    Former President Pranab Mukherjee laid to rest with full military honours. His last rites were performed at Lodhi crematorium today, under restrictions for COVID19.

    13:58 (IST)01 Sep 2020
    Pranab Mukherjee's last rites at Lodhi crematorium

    Hearse carrying Pranab Mukherjee's body reaches Lodhi road crematorium, family, relatives accompany in PPE kits.

    13:54 (IST)01 Sep 2020
    Pranab Mukherjee's last rites at Lodhi Crematorium - Latest visuals

    The last rites of former President Pranab Mukherjee being performed at Lodhi crematorium, by his son Abhijit Mukherjee.

    13:51 (IST)01 Sep 2020
    Mortal remains of Pranab Mukherjee carried in van instead of gun carriage

    Due to COVID-19, Pranab Mukherjee's mortal remains were carried in van instead of gun carriage. 'Due to the requirement of following social distancing norms and other Covid-29 related protocols, the mortal remains of the former President were taken in a hearse van instead of the normal gun carriage,' the Defence Ministry officials told ANI.

    13:20 (IST)01 Sep 2020
    Mortal remains of Pranab Mukherjee taken to Lodhi Crematorium

    The mortal remains of former President Pranab Mukherjee being taken from his residence, 10 Rajaji Marg, to Lodhi Crematorium. He had tested positive for #COVID19 and undergone surgery for a brain clot at Army (R&R) Hospital on August 10, where he passed away yesterday.

    12:56 (IST)01 Sep 2020
    Union Cabinet expresses profound sorrow at demise of Pranab Mukherjee

    The Union Cabinet today condoled and expressed profound sorrow at the sad demise of Pranab Mukherjee, former President of India. Cabinet also observed silence for 2 minutes in his memory: Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India

    12:55 (IST)01 Sep 2020
    State funeral for former President Pranab Mukherjee

    Pranab Mukherjee's funeral will take place today with full military honours. The former President died on Monday weeks after his brain surgery. He was 84. The Centre has announced seven-day official mourning.

    12:02 (IST)01 Sep 2020
    Pranab Mukherjee had expertise in taking everyone together: Amit Shah

    Home Minister Amit Shah said that it is a sad day that Pranab Mukherjee isn't among us anymore. "He had expertise in taking everyone together. When in power, he always struck a balance with those in opposition. When in opposition, he never stepped away from playing a constructive role," he said.

    11:46 (IST)01 Sep 2020
    Jyotiraditya Scindia pays last respects to Pranab Mukherjee

    BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia pays last respects to former President Pranab Mukherjee at his residence, 10 Rajaji Marg.

    11:45 (IST)01 Sep 2020
    Ghulam Nabi Azad pays last respects to Pranab Mukherjee

    Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad pays last respects to former President Pranab Mukherjee at his residence, 10 Rajaji Marg.

    11:25 (IST)01 Sep 2020
    Pranab Mukherjee passes away

    Pranab Mukherjee served as the 13th President of India from July 25, 2012 to 25 July 2017. Before becoming the President, Mukherjee served at different times as Defence, Commerce, Foreign, and Finance Minister. He was elected to Rajya Sabha five times from 1969 and twice to Lok Sabha from 2004. In 2019, Pranab Mukherjee was awarded India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna.

    11:06 (IST)01 Sep 2020
    Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee Funeral Live News Updates

    The Union Government has announced a seven-day state mourning as a mark of respect for former President Pranab Mukherjee. Cremation is scheduled in the afternoon. Mukherjee, one of India's most respected politicians, died following a 21-day battle with multiple ailments. He was 84. A seven-time parliamentarian and recipient of Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour, he was one of the most admired and respected political figures.

    11:00 (IST)01 Sep 2020
    Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi pay last respects to Pranab Mukherjee

    Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh pays last respects to former President Pranab Mukherjee at his residence, 10 Rajaji Marg. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also visited the late President's residence to pay his last repsects.

    10:59 (IST)01 Sep 2020
    Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee Funeral Live News Updates

    Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, CPI leader D Raja, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan pay last respects to former President Pranab Mukherjee at his residence, 10 Rajaji Marg.

    10:57 (IST)01 Sep 2020
    President Kovind pays last respects to Pranab Mukherjee

    President Ram Nath Kovind paid last respects to former president Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday morning. Mukherjee's mortal remains were brought to his residence, 10, Rajaji Marg, earlier today from the army hospital where he breathed his last on Monday.

    10:30 (IST)01 Sep 2020
    Venkaiah Naidu pays last respects to Pranab Mukherjee

    Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu pays last respects to former President Pranab Mukherjee at his residence, 10 Rajaji Marg.

    10:27 (IST)01 Sep 2020
    'Pranab Mukherjee believed deeply in importance of India, US tackling global challenges together'

    Pranab Mukherjee believed deeply in the importance of India and the US tackling global challenges together, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has said, condoling the death of the former president. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

    10:22 (IST)01 Sep 2020
    Om Birla pays last repsects to Pranab Mukherjee

    Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla pays last respects to former President Pranab Mukherjee at his residence, 10 Rajaji Marg. Mukherjee served as the 13th President of India between 2012 and 2017. He passed away on Monday evening at Army hospital in Delhi.

    10:21 (IST)01 Sep 2020
    PM Modi pays last respects to Pranab Mukherjee

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays last respects to former President Pranab Mukherjee at his residence, 10 Rajaji Marg.

    10:20 (IST)01 Sep 2020
    'Made everyone his own despite political differences': Mohan Bhagwat remembers Pranab Mukherjee

    Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat said that Pranab Mukherjee has left a void. "He was generous & kind, who used to make me forget that I am talking to President of India. It was in his nature to make everyone, his own, despite political differences. He will be remembered always," he said.

    10:18 (IST)01 Sep 2020
    Rajnath Singh pays last respects to Pranab Mukherjee

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays last respects to former President Pranab Mukherjee at his residence, 10 Rajaji Marg.

    10:17 (IST)01 Sep 2020
    Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee Funeral Live News Updates

    Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, Army Chief General MM Naravane, Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria and Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh pay last respects to former President Pranab Mukherjee, at his residence.

    09:15 (IST)01 Sep 2020
    Mortal remains of Pranab Mukherjee brought at his residence

    Former President Pranab Mukherjee's mortal remains taken to his residence 10, Rajaji Marg. Mukherjee's last rites will take placce in the afternoon. He passed away on Monday evening at Army hospital in Delhi.

    08:51 (IST)01 Sep 2020
    Vladimir Putin condoles Pranab Mukherjee's death

    Russian President Vladimir Putin sends a message of condolences to President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    08:42 (IST)01 Sep 2020
    Tricolour at Rashtrapati Bhavan and Parliament fly at half-mast

    Flags at Rashtrapati Bhavan and Parliament fly at half-mast as 7-day State mourning is being observed in the country following the demise of former President Pranab Mukherjee.

    08:40 (IST)01 Sep 2020
    Pranab Mukherjee dead: J&K announces 7-day mourning

    The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday declared seven-day mourning following the demise of former president Pranab Mukherjee, an official spokesman said. The seven-day mourning from August 31 to September 6 has been announced as a mark of respect to the former President of India, the spokesman said. He said the National flag shall fly at half-mast during the mourning period on all buildings and places throughout the Union Territory where it is flown regularly and there will be no official entertainment.

    08:37 (IST)01 Sep 2020
    Pranab Mukherjee's last rites today

    The last rites of former President Pranab Mukherjee will be held on Tuesday. According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Defence, the wreath-laying has been scheduled in three phases that is the official dignitaries can pay homage from 9:15 am to 10:15 am, other dignitaries can visit after 10:15 am to 11 am and an hour`s time is kept for the general public from 11 am to 12 noon.

    08:34 (IST)01 Sep 2020
    7-day state mourning, Tricolour at half-mast across India

    The Ministry of Home Affairs has announced a 7-day State Mourning in honour of former President Pranab Mukherjee. The state mourning will be held from August 31 to September 6 and the national flag will fly at half-mast on buildings across India.

    08:23 (IST)01 Sep 2020
    Lord Swraj Paul describes Pranab Mukherjee as an outstanding personality

    Leading NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul described former President of India Pranab Mukherjee as an outstanding personality who devoted his entire life for the welfare of the nation. In a condolence message on Monday, Lord Paul said, "Sad to learn about the untimely death of former president of India Pranab Mukkherjee. "He was a friend for the last 53 years. He held every major portfolios in the Indian Cabinet, ultimately rising to the position of President of India and winning Bharat Ratna. He was an outstanding personality who devoted his entire life for the welfare of the nation. My heartfelt condolences to his whole family."

    23:54 (IST)31 Aug 2020
    Diplomatic missions, envoys of various countries condole Mukherjee's demise

    Several diplomatic missions here and envoys of various countries on Monday condoled the demise of former president Pranab Mukherjee and hailed his leadership. Mukherjee, a statesman, scholar and one of India's most respected leaders across the political spectrum, died on Monday evening, following a 21-day battle with multiple ailments. He was 84. He was India's 13th president, who served as the country's first citizen from 2012 to 2017. French Ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain coveyed his deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mukherjee. "A statesman deeply respected across the aisle, he was widely admired for his people-centric policies. Under his tenure, Indo-French relations scaled new heights," Lenain tweeted. Australian High Commissioner to India Barry O'Farrell said, "On behalf of Australia, we pass on our condolences to the family of former President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family." The Singaporean missions in India also extended deepest condolences on the passing of Mukherjee and said his dedication and passion to serving India over his long and sterling career is an inspiration to all. (PTI)

    21:24 (IST)31 Aug 2020
    Pranab Mukherjee's book 'The Presidential Years' to be released on birth anniversary

    Former President Pranab Mukherjee was writing a book that chronicles his journey as India's head of state in exhaustive detail and its release is planned on his birth anniversary later this year, publisher Rupa Publications said on Monday. 'The Presidential Years' would be the fourth to be authored by Mukherjee, who passed away this afternoon at a hospital here at the age of 84. "This unique autobiographical account promises to give readers a bird's eye view of the functioning of Rashtrapati Bhavan, the inside story of the issues that made headlines from the imposition of President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh to demonetisation," the publisher said in a statement. "The book also talks about surgical strikes, his relationship with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the NDA government and the functioning of the legislature, executive and the judiciary," it added.

    20:58 (IST)31 Aug 2020
    Mukherjee had exceptional ability to forge consensus on national issues: Patnaik

    Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday expressed grief over the death of former President Pranab Mukherjee, describing him as a stalwart of Indian politics, who will be remembered for his exceptional ability to forge consensus on national issues. Mukherjee had a distinguished political career and wasrespected and loved by all sections of society for his judicious decisions and unparalleled experience in governance, Patnaik said in a condolence message.

    The "illustrious son of India" had vast knowledge on almost all the issues and was insightful, prudent and balanced in his approach to life, he said. "He will always be remembered for his exceptional ability to forge consensus on National issues. His demise brings an end to a glorious life," the chief minister said. Patnaik also conveyed his deep sympathies to the bereaved family of Mukherjee. (PTI)

    20:57 (IST)31 Aug 2020
    India Inc pays glowing tributes to 'great statesman' Mukherjee

    Indian industry on Monday paid rich tributes to former president Pranab Mukherjee, lauding his contribution to the economy and describing him as a great statesman and outstanding administrator. Mukherjee, 84, died in an army hospital here on Monday. He was admitted to the hospital on August 10 and a health bulletin this morning said he was in a deep coma and on ventilator support. "India has lost one of its most remarkable public figures today who was respected across the board. FICCI condoles the passing away of Pranab Mukherjee, a supporter of the Indian industry, astute leader and a great nationalist," Ficci President Sangita Reddy said. RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group Chairman Sanjiv Goenka said that "a big banyan tree of Indian democracy" is no more. "All I can do is to join my countrymen to mourn the loss of a great statesman who from a village boy became a teacher and then moved forward non-stop to create history as a great legislator and an outstanding administrator," Goenka stated. (PTI)

    20:37 (IST)31 Aug 2020
    West Bengal to keep offices closed tomorrow

    As a mark of respect to the departed soul of former President of India Pranab Mukherjee, West Bengal govt is keeping all govt and govt-aided offices and institutions closed tomorrow, says West Bengal Home Department

    20:25 (IST)31 Aug 2020
    Stalwart with deep grasp of Indian polity: Ram Vilas Paswan on Pranab Mukherjee

    Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party patron Ram Vilas Paswan paid fond tributes to former president Pranab Mukherjee on Monday, remembering him as a stalwart with deep grasp of Indian polity who guided politicians across the ideological spectrum. "He was always willing to help people about the correct way forward whenever one approached him. Whether it was his understanding of economy, our parliamentary system or political affairs, his knowledge and wisdom were unparalleled," Paswan said.

    20:19 (IST)31 Aug 2020
    Pranab Mukherjee had special affinity with Telangana issue: KCR

    Expressing deep shock over the demise of former president Pranab Mukherjee, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Raoon Monday said the political stalwart had a special affinity with the Telangana issue. He said that Pranab Mukherjee, who headed the Committee on the separate Telangana State issue, formed by the then UPA government, had the distinction of signing the formation of Telangana State Bill. "The former President used to say that there was justice in demand for a separate Telangana statehood and he used to offer several useful suggestions to me. Pranab Mukherjee bestowed special praise on me, saying that very few leaders have the rare opportunity of seeing the movement launched by them reaching its goal and he said I am privileged to have that rare opportunity and greatness," he said.

    20:17 (IST)31 Aug 2020
    Pranab Mukherjee's last rites on Tuesday

    The flag at Parliament was lowered to half mast, a sign of national mourning. The former president's funeral will be held on Tuesday in Delhi.

    20:16 (IST)31 Aug 2020
    Govt announces 7-day state mourning

    The Centre has announced 7-day state mourning on demise of former president Pranab Mukherjee. Mukherjee passed away on Monday evening. He was 84. Mukherjee had served as the President of India between 2012 and 2017.

    20:15 (IST)31 Aug 2020
    Ramdev pays homage to former President Pranab Mukherjee

    Yoga guru Ramdev said that he had developed a deep personal bond with Pranab Mukherjee since he received him at the airport when "I was to start a movement against black money, corruption and for system change in 2011. His demise is great damage to the nation and politics."

    Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away.Pranab Mukherjee served as the 13th President of India from July 25, 2012 to 25 July 2017. Before becoming the President, Mukherjee served at different times as Defence, Commerce, Foreign, and Finance Minister. He was elected to Rajya Sabha five times from 1969 and twice to Lok Sabha from 2004. In 2019, Pranab Mukherjee was awarded India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna.
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