On Saturday, the Indian flag is flown at half-mast at the Parliament in New Delhi to commemorate the death of United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan.
Today is a day of national mourning in India. President Ram Nath Kovind extended his condolences on the death of the UAE President.
“We will always remember his contribution to our bilateral relations and welfare of the Indian community in UAE. My condolences to His Highness’ family, the Govt & the people of the UAE in this hour of grief,” the President said in a tweet.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid tribute to the deceased, describing him as a brilliant statesman and visionary leader who helped India-UAE ties flourish.
Rahul Gandhi, the Congress leader, extended condolences to the UAE President’s family and the people of the country.
Sheikh Khalifa Al Nahyan has been the president of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Abu Dhabi since November 2004.
Sheikh Khalifa, born in 1948, was the second President of the United Arab Emirates and the 16th Ruler of Abu Dhabi.