Pranab cutting short Kolkata visit to attend Gujral's funeral



New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee, who is on a visit to Kolkata, has cancelled all his engagements and is flying back here to attend the funeral of former Prime Minister I K Gujral on Saturday.

Mukherjee, who reached Kolkata on Friday from Chennai, is cutting short his visit and returning to Delhi to attend the funeral, Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesman Venu Rajamony said.

Mukherjee, who arrived in Kolkata on Friday night on a two-day visit, will leave for the national capital on Saturday morning.

He was scheduled to attend the closing ceremony of the 150th anniversary celebrations of the Calcutta High Court.

Mukherjee was originally scheduled to return to New Delhi on Sunday afternoon.

PTI