Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away at 84

Former President Bharat Ratna Pranab Mukherjee passes away at 84- 31’st August 2020

Pranab Mukherjee, the elder statesman of Indian politics, has died at 84. The former President of India was coronavirus positive and was in a coma after a brain surgery earlier this month.

“With a Heavy Heart, this is to inform you that my father Shri Pranab Mukherjee has just passed away inspite of the best efforts of Doctors of RR Hospital and prayers, duas and prarthanas from people throughout India! I thank all of You,” his son Abhijit Mukherjee tweeted.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the first to pay tribute, saying he was greatful to have Pranab Mukherjee’s guidance since he took office.

Prime Minister Tweeted

“India grieves the passing away of Bharat Ratna Pranab Mukherjee. He has left an indelible mark on the development trajectory of our nation. A scholar par excellence, a towering statesman, he was admired across the political spectrum and by all sections of society,” the PM said in tweets. “I was new to Delhi in 2014. From Day 1, I was blessed to have the guidance, support and blessings of Shri Pranab Mukherjee. I will always cherish my interactions with him. Condolences to his family, friends, admirers, and supporters across India. Om Shanti,” he wrote.

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This morning, the army hospital in Delhi had reported a decline in the former President’s condition. He had gone into septic shock due to his lung infection, the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital had said.

What happened?

Mr. Mukherjee went to the hospital on August 10 and had surgery the same day for the removal of a clot in the brain. He had tested positive for COVID-19 in the hospital. “On a visit to the hospital for a separate procedure, I have tested positive for COVID-19 today. I request the people who came in contact with me in the last week, to please self-isolate and get a check for COVID-19,”.

He developed a lung infection and renal dysfunction over the past few days, according to doctors.

Pranab Mukherjee (11 December 1935 – 31 August 2020) was an Indian politician who served as the 13th President of India from 2012 until 2017. … He was awarded India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna in 2019 by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind.

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