LIVE: India bids adieu to Bharat Ratna Pranab Mukherjee; funeral held with full state honours in Delhi

Last rites of former President Pranab Mukherjee were performed at Lodhi Crematorium with full state honours.

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, and chiefs of the three defence services were among the dignitaries who paid their 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.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, 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.

The union government had on Monday announced a seven-day state mourning as a mark of respect for the former president.

Mukherjee, one of India’s most respected politicians, died following a 21-day battle with multiple ailments. He was 84.

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