The central government today announced that India will undergo seven-day state mourning throughout the country to pay tributes to veteran BJP leader and Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
India today lost one of its most prominent and strongest leaders as former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee breathed his last at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) at 5.05 PM IST today.
During this week long mourning period, the national flag will be flown at half-mast throughout India where it's regularly flown.
A state funeral will also be accorded, the cabinet informed after a meeting following the demise.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee suffered pneumonia and multi-organ failure, including kidney failure. He was put on ECMO support on the last day, AIIMS doctor informed.
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