Former President Pranab Mukherjee and the country’s most respected politician died at 84. Mukherjee who tested positive for covid-19, was in 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 despite 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.
Earlier in the morning, the army hospital in Delhi informed him of a decline in his health. He had gone into septic shock due to his lung infection, the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital had said.
Mr. Mukherjee was admitted in the hospital on August 10 and had surgery on the same day for removal of a clot in the brain. Also, he was tested positive for COVID -19.
“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.
Mr. Mukherjee was President of India from 2012 to 2017.
Congress leader Sharmistha Mukherjee, the former president’s daughter, in a tweet had remembered this time last year as one of the happiest days as he had received Bharat Ratna. “Last year August 8 was one of the happiest days for me as my dad received Bharat Ratna. Exactly a year later on August 10 he fell critically ill. May God do whatever is best for him and give me strength to accept both joys and sorrows of life with equanimity. I sincerely thank all for their concerns,” she had posted.
But time does not remain the same, he will be remembered as one of best presidents of India.