Pranab Mukherjee, the former President of India: The former President of India, Pranab Mukherjee who had been tested positive for coronavirus, and was in a state of coma after a brain surgery earlier this month.
Abhijit Mukherjee, son of the Former President, tweeted and informed that “ with a heavy heart, this is to inform you that my father Shri Pranab Mukherjee has just passed away in spite of the best efforts of the doctors of RR hospital and prayers, duas and prathanas from people throughout India! I thank all of you”.
In regard to this, the center has announced a state mourn of seven days for Mr.Mukherjee.
“ I am blessed to have Pranab Mukherjee’s guidance since I took office, I was new to Delhi in 2014 but he guided me so well,” the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi said, as he was among the first to pay tribute to the former President.
PM tweeted that, one of the main developers of the nation, a scholar par excellence, towering state men, an admirer, a political personality has left us. India grieves the passing away of the Bharat Ratna.
About Pranab Mukherjee
He was the president of India from 2012-2017.
Monday morning, the health conditions of the former President declined. Due to his lung infection, he had gone into a septic shock, the Army hospital at Delhi, and the referral hospital informed.
On 10th August 2020, Mr. Mukherjee was admitted to the hospital and the same day he underwent surgery for the removal of a clot in the brain. He visited the hospital for another reason but then was also tested positive for COVID-19 in the hospital itself.
After this, he tweeted and advised the people who came in contact with him in the past few days to get a COVID -19 test done and then isolate themselves or the check-up done.
The doctors informed that he had developed a lung infection and renal dysfunction over the past few days.
Mr. Mukherjee had been receiving ‘ Get well soon’ wishes from politicians across the party.
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