Prime Minister Narendra Modi said as India’s 13th President, Pranab Mukherjee made Rashtrapati Bhavan even more accessible to common citizens. He made the President’s house a centre of learning, innovation, culture, science and literature. His wise counsel on key policy matters will never be forgotten by me. I was new to Delhi in 2014. From Day 1, I was blessed to have the guidance, support and blessings of Pranab Mukherjee. I will always cherish my interactions with him. The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has expressed profound grief on the passing away of former President, Pranab Mukherjee. In a message, he said that Pranab Mukherjee was a statesman and an illustrious son of India who brought dignity and decorum to every post held by him. In his death, India has lost one of the outstanding leaders, Naidu added.
Dr Subramaniam Swami, former Union Minister, activist, says ‘’I am in real grief for the passing away of Pranab da. I have known him since when I had just returned from Harvard and become IIT/D Professor in 1969. He was a very balanced educated mind, and I shall never forget that he, even after retirement came out to release my book RESET’’. The government of India has announced seven-day State Mourning from 31.08.2020 to 06.09.2020 in memory of former President Pranab Mukherjee. National Flag will fly at half-mast and there will be no official entertainment. .