Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid his last respects to former President Pranab Mukherjee at his residence, 10 Rajaji Marg. Mukherjee, 84, died yesterday at the Army Hospital (Research and Referral) Hospital where he was admitted for 21 days. He had tested positive for corona virus and had been in coma after a brain surgery earlier this month.
Several other dignitaries, including Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla, Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, Army Chief Gen M M Naravane, Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria and Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh were among others who paid homage to him.
Later in the day, Mukherjee’s mortal remains will proceed in hearse van instead of normal gun carriage, due to Covid-19 related protocols. His family had said that the funeral will be held at 2 PM on Tuesday at the Lodhi Road crematorium.