Pranab Mukherjee, former President and one of the veteran politician of the country passed away at 84. He was tested positive for coronavirus, had been in a coma after brain surgery earlier this month.
His son informed the public about the sad news through 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
“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 & prayers, duas and prarthanas from people throughout India ! I thank all of You,” his son Abhijit Mukherjee tweeted.
Mr Mukherjee was admitted to 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 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 tested for COVID-19,” he had posted.
He developed a lung infection and a renal dysfunction over the past few days, according to doctors.
There was outpouring of condolences messages on social media on the demise of Pranab Mukherjee across the political spectrum.
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
Deeply saddened by the passing away of former President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee. The country has lost an elder statesman in his death. He rose from humble beginnings to occupy the country’s highest constitutional position through hard work, discipline and dedication. pic.twitter.com/pHFnbklT9O
— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) August 31, 2020
Deeply saddened at the demise of Former President of India, Bharat Ratna Shri. Pranab Mukherjee
My deepest condolences to his family and innumerable followers. India has lost a statesman who knowledge of our history, constitution and laws was unparalleled. pic.twitter.com/qwkvSXLHdL
— DK Shivakumar (@DKShivakumar) August 31, 2020
Mr Mukherjee was President of India from 2012 to 2017.