Iran President Ebrahim Raisi’s death: India declares one-day mourning on May 21

  • On Tuesday, the national flag will be flown at half-mast on all buildings throughout India, and there will be no official entertainment on the day.

Saurav Mukherjee
Updated20 May 2024
FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi looks on during a meeting in Minab, Iran, February 2, 2024. (via REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi looks on during a meeting in Minab, Iran, February 2, 2024. (via REUTERS)(HT_PRINT)

India has announced a one-day state mourning on Tuesday, May 21, as a mark of respect for the Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi who died in a helicopter crash. 

The crash also killed the country's Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and seven other officials.

ALSO READ: ‘India stands with Iran in this time of sorrow,’ PM Modi, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar condole Ebrahim Raisi's death

The Ministry of Home Affairs announced on Monday, "H.E. Dr Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran and H.E. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, have passed away in a helicopter crash. As a mark of respect to the departed souls, the Government of India has declared a one-day state mourning on May 21, 2024 (Tuesday) throughout the country."

"On the day of mourning, the National Flag will be flown at half-mast on all buildings where it is flown regularly, and there will be no official entertainment on the day," the MHA said in a statement.

ALSO READ: Iran helicopter crash: Who was Ebrahim Raisi? Protégé of Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei

Earlier on Monday, the charred wreckage of the helicopter was found after overnight rescue operations. Reports said the rescue team could not reach the crash site on Sunday evening due to heavy rains and fog.

Following the death of President Raisi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences. He said India "stands with Iran in this time of sorrow.”

The External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar termed Raisi's death “shocking".

ALSO READ: Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian die in helicopter crash: Report

In a post on X, EAM wrote, “Deeply shocked to hear of the passing away of Iran’s President Dr Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister H Amir-Abdollahian in the helicopter crash. Recall my many meetings with them, most recently in January 2024. Our condolences to their families. We stand with the people of Iran at time of this tragedy."

Elected President in 2021, Raisi, 63, was seen as a leading candidate to succeed Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, 85, Iran’s supreme leader.

With agency inputs. 

Catch all the Business News, Market News, Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on Live Mint. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates.MoreLess
HomeNewsIndiaIran President Ebrahim Raisi’s death: India declares one-day mourning on May 21

Most Active Stocks

Bharat Electronics

309.55
10:29 AM | 14 JUN 2024
8.6 (2.86%)

Indian Oil Corporation

170.30
10:25 AM | 14 JUN 2024
1.2 (0.71%)

HDFC Bank

1,597.45
10:28 AM | 14 JUN 2024
16.55 (1.05%)

State Bank Of India

840.20
10:29 AM | 14 JUN 2024
-3.7 (-0.44%)
More Active Stocks

Market Snapshot

  • Top Gainers
  • Top Losers
  • 52 Week High

JK Paper

490.70
10:25 AM | 14 JUN 2024
44.35 (9.94%)

KRBL

310.05
10:22 AM | 14 JUN 2024
23.05 (8.03%)

Poly Medicure

2,003.00
09:59 AM | 14 JUN 2024
142.9 (7.68%)

KEC International

935.20
10:25 AM | 14 JUN 2024
66.25 (7.62%)
More from Top Gainers

Recommended For You

    More Recommendations

    Gold Prices

    • 24K
    • 22K
    Bangalore
    73,229.00-212.00
    Chennai
    73,658.00288.00
    Delhi
    73,444.00289.00
    Kolkata
    73,229.00432.00

    Fuel Price

    • Petrol
    • Diesel
    Bangalore
    99.84/L0.00
    Chennai
    100.75/L0.00
    Kolkata
    103.94/L0.00
    New Delhi
    94.72/L0.00
    OPEN IN APP
    HomeMarketsPremiumInstant LoanGet App