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The Country Mourns Pranab Mukherjee's Demise:- Indian ex-President and senior Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee who had a political experience of five decades passed away in a private hospital in New Delhi last evening. The entire country is left in a stage of shock and mourned his demise. His mortal remains are placed in his 10 Rajaji Marg residence till noon. He will be cremated at the Lodhi Road crematorium at 2:30 PM. The Indian flags at the Rashtrapati Bhavan and Parliament fly at half-mast and the Indian government announced seven days mourning to be observed in the country. The 84-year-old politician has been suffering from long illness and he was operated recently. Pranab Mukherjee was even tested positive with coronavirus.
The entire political fraternity lauded his work and his contribution to Indian politics. Congress postponed the virtual election rally in Bihar for three days with the sudden demise of Pranab Mukherjee. Several international leaders, Presidents and Prime Ministers of various countries reminded about their association with Pranab Mukherjee. All the government offices and institutions across West Bengal will be closed today marking the demise of Pranab Mukherjee. Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi penned an emotional journey about Pranab Mukherjee's contribution to Indian politics and how he stood tall as one of the most important leaders of Indian politics. Pranab Mukherjee will be missed. Rest in peace to one of the greatest leaders of the country.
I was new to Delhi in 2014. From Day 1, I was blessed to have the guidance, support and blessings of Shri Pranab Mukherjee. I will always cherish my interactions with him. Condolences to his family, friends, admirers and supporters across India. Om Shanti. pic.twitter.com/cz9eqd4sDZ— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 31, 2020
Sad to hear that former President Shri Pranab Mukherjee is no more. His demise is passing of an era. A colossus in public life, he served Mother India with the spirit of a sage. The nation mourns losing one of its worthiest sons. Condolences to his family, friends & all citizens.— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) August 31, 2020
Shri Pranab Mukherjee brought dignity and decorum to every post held by him during his long & distinguished public service. My deepest condolences to the bereaved family members. Om Shanti!— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) August 31, 2020
With great sadness, the nation receives the news of the unfortunate demise of our former President Shri Pranab Mukherjee.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 31, 2020
I join the country in paying homage to him.
My deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends. pic.twitter.com/zyouvsmb3V
Pained to hear about the passing of Former President Pranab Mukherjee Ji. The nation has today lost an exceptional statesman, master strategist and a man of principles who carried himself with dignity and discipline. My heartfelt condolences to his family members and friends pic.twitter.com/csevYdiJ3s— N Chandrababu Naidu #StayHomeSaveLives (@ncbn) August 31, 2020
The unfortunate demise of Shri Pranab Mukherjee is a tragic loss to the nation. His invaluable contributions to the nation's progress in over 5 decades of exemplary service will always be remembered with great pride. My thoughts & prayers are with the grieving family.— YS Jagan Mohan Reddy (@ysjagan) August 31, 2020
In his distinguished political journey spanning more than 5 decades, Shri Pranab Mukherjee was foreign, defense, commerce and finance minister, before becoming the 13th president of India. He was a politician from a different era. Politics will miss him dearly. pic.twitter.com/qUYhbyrzoV— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) August 31, 2020
Deeply saddened by the demise of Shri #PranabMukherjee Will always treasure & cherish my interactions with him..An accomplished man of great wisdom & an illustrious political career..Will miss you Sir..The country has lost a precious diamond today...Rest in peace Dear Pranab Da!— Chiranjeevi Konidela (@KChiruTweets) August 31, 2020
Saddened to hear about the demise of our former President Shri Pranab Mukherjee. The nation mourns one of its most intellectual and inspiring leaders. Heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones in this hour of grief.— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) August 31, 2020