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Nation mourns the loss of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Vajpayee will be accorded a state funeral Friday afternoon and the final rites will be performed at the Smriti Sthal on the banks of the Yamuna. The government has announced seven days of state mourning.

The last rites were performed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee's foster daughter Namita Bhattacharya, along with Grand daughter Niharika, on Friday, August 17, 2018. (Express photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah, party senior leader LK Advani, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Wangchuk and others at the funeral of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhi on friday. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying floral tributes to former prime minister AB Vajpayee at the national Smridhi Sthal in the capital New Delhi on friday. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

Former Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai offers his final respects during the cremation ceremony of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, on the banks of the River Yamuna in New Delhi. (Express photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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BJP senior leader LK Advani pays his last respect at the funeral of former prime minister AB Vajpayee in New Delhi.Friday, August 17, 2018. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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BJP senior leader LK Advani during the funeral of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhi. (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Amit Shah in prossesion of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at ITO in New Delhi. (Express photo by Renuka Puri)

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The mortal remains of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee being taken to Smriti Sthal from Dariyaganj and Dilli Gate for the funeral. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Amit Shah and other BJP leaders also took part in the procession, New Delhi. on Friday, August 17, 2018. (Express photo by Abhinav Saha)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah follow the hearse carrying the body of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as they move towards the cremation site in New Delhi, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. (Express photo By Neeraj Priyadarshi)

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People outside the BJP office on Friday. (Express photo by Praveen Khanna)