Pranab Mukherjee's Death: Manipur to observe state mourning for a week

The state mourning will be observed with effect from Monday to coming Sunday and the national flag will fly half-mast during the period of mourning on all buildings throughout the state where the national flag is flown regularly, the order stated.

Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla has issued an order stating that as a mark of respect to the departed leader, former president of India, (Late) Pranab Mukherjee the state will observe mourning for a period of seven days. It will be observed with effect from Monday to coming Sunday and the national flag will be flown at half-mast during the period of mourning on all buildings throughout the state where the national flag is flown regularly, the order stated. There will be no official entertainment during the period of state mourning, it added.

Former president Pranab Mukherjee died in the Army hospital in Delhi on Monday after undergoing treatment for weeks since he was admitted to the hospital on August 10.

On his passing away, several national and state leaders, including Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh, expressed condolences to the bereaved family and paid rich homage to Pranab Mukherjee, who was the 13th president of independent India.      

First Published:Aug. 31, 2020, 10:07 p.m.