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Pranab Mukherjee death: J&K govt announces seven-day state mourning

The seven-day mourning from August 31 to September 6 has been announced as a mark of respect to the former President of India

twitter-logoPTI | September 1, 2020 | Updated 08:14 IST
Pranab Mukherjee death: J&K govt announces seven-day state mourning
He was admitted to hospital on August 10 and a health bulletin this morning said he was in a deep coma and on ventilator support

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday declared seven-day mourning following the demise of former president Pranab Mukherjee, an official spokesman said.

Mukherjee died on Monday at an Army hospital here, his son Abhijit said. He was 84. He was admitted to hospital on August 10 and a health bulletin this morning said he was in a deep coma and on ventilator support.

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.

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