19-08-2018 Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck pays his final respects during the cremation ceremony of former Prime Minister Late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, at Rashtriya Smriti Sthal on August 17, 2018 in New Delhi, India. Vajpayee, 93, the first non-Congress leader to serve a full term in power and who ordered nuclear tests to make India a nuclear weapons power passed away at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here last evening after a prolonged illness.
A seven-day national mourning had been announced by the central government as a mark of respect to the former prime minister.
During this period, the national flag will be flown at half-mast throughout India.
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