Pranab Mukherjee, former President of India and stalwart of Indian politics, breathed his last on Monday (August 31). He was 84. The information was announced by his son Abhijit Mukherjee. The veteran politician was found to be coronavirus positive when he went to Army Hospital for treatment. At the hospital, he underwent surgery for a blood clot in the brain.
Mukherjee ‘s health had deteriorated on Monday morning and due to his lung infection he suffered a septic shock, had hospital authorities.
He was in a deep sleep, and was assisted by the ventilator.
After being admitted to hospital in Delhi Cantonment on August 10, Mukherjee was treated by a team of specialists and operated on the same day for the removal of a clot in his brain.
He eventually contracted a respiratory infection.
From 2012 until 2017, Mukherjee was India’s 13th President. He had previously been a member of the Congress party.
India grieves the passing away of Bharat Ratna Shri 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. pic.twitter.com/gz6rwQbxi6— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 31, 2020
Deeply anguished on the passing away of former President of India, Bharat Ratna Shri Pranab Mukherjee ji. He was a vastly experienced leader who served the nation with utmost devotion. Pranab da’s distinguished career is a matter of great pride for the entire country.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 31, 2020
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. pic.twitter.com/cz9eqd4sDZ— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 31, 2020