New Delhi: Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee had passes away at Army’s Research and Referral hospital in Delhi on Monday. The former President was admitted to the R&R hospital in the Delhi cantonment on August 10 and was operated for removal of a clot in his brain. His Son Abhijeet Mukherjee informed about it on twitter.
With a Heavy Heart , this is to inform you that my father Shri #PranabMukherjee has just passed away inspite of the best efforts of Doctors of RR Hospital & prayers ,duas & prarthanas from people throughout India !
I thank all of You 🙏
— Abhijit Mukherjee (@ABHIJIT_LS) August 31, 2020
Since then the condition of former president had worsened on and he had not shown signs of improvement, the doctors attending on him said. The 84-year-old had also tested positive for Covid-19 prior to the surgery on Monday.
13th President Of India:
Pranab Mukherjee born on 11 December 1935 was an Indian politician who served as the 13th President of India from 2012 until 2017. In a political career spanning five decades, Mukherjee has been a senior leader in the Indian National Congress and has occupied several ministerial portfolios in the Government of India. Prior to his election as President, Mukherjee was Union Finance Minister from 2009 to 2012. He was awarded India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna in 2019 by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind.