New Delhi, Aug, 17th 2018
The Government of India announce with profound sorrow the death of Shri Atal Bihari
Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of India on 16 August, 2018, at AIIMS Hospital, New
As a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, it has been decided that seven days of
State Mourning will be observed throughout India from 16.08.2018 to 22.08.2018, both days
inclusive. During this period the National Flag will be flown at half mast throughout India
where it is regularly flown and there will be no official entertainment during the period of
State Mourning. It has also been decided that the State Funeral will be accorded to late Shri
Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Smriti Sthal, New Delhi.
All Central Government offices and CPSUs across the country, and Delhi Government
offices in NCT of Delhi will observe half day holiday in the afternoon of day of funeral.
National Flag shall also fly half mast till 22.08.2018 in all Indian Missions/High
Commissions of India abroad.