Kolkata, Sep 1 (PTI) Visva-Bharati will organise a special prayer session in memory of Pranab Mukherjee, who was a 'Visitor' at the university during his tenure as the country's president, an official statement issued by the institute said.
The central varsity also said that it has 'lost a guardian', and the session at the 'Upasana Mandir' on Thursday has been arranged to pray for Mukherjee's departed soul.
The decision to organise a prayer session on September 4 was taken at the institute executive council meeting on Tuesday, the statement said.
Mukherjee (84) died on Monday evening at the Army's Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi cantonment following a 21-day battle with multiple ailments.
His mortal remains were cremated with full state honours on Tuesday afternoon.
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