Former President of India and veteran Congress politician Pranab Mukherjee passes away. His son Abhijit Mukherjee conveyed this news through Twitter.
Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away, announces his son Abhijit Mukherjee. pic.twitter.com/3SFxmRE21j
— ANI (@ANI) August 31, 2020
Pranab Mukherjee’s health has already worsened after a lung infection, a hospital in Delhi said today. The former President has been in coma since a brain surgery earlier this month.
“There is a decline in the medical condition of Pranab Mukherjee since yesterday. He is in septic shock due to his lung infection and is being managed by team of specialists. He continues to be in deep coma and on ventilator support,” the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital said in a statement.
Many Politicians and different Party leaders tweeted and expressed grief on this sad news. #pranabmukherjee trends on Twitter as loads of condolences from all over the world comes in.
President of India
Sad to hear that former President Shri Pranab Mukherjee is no more. His demise is passing of an era. A colossus in public life, he served Mother India with the spirit of a sage. The nation mourns losing one of its worthiest sons. Condolences to his family, friends & all citizens.
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) August 31, 2020
Pranab Da's life will always be cherished for his impeccable service and indelible contribution to our motherland. His demise has left a huge void in Indian polity. My sincerest condolences are with his family and followers on this irreparable loss. Om Shanti Shanti Shanti
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 31, 2020
Deeply anguished by the demise of former president of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee ji. He was widely respected by the people across all sections of society.
His demise is a personal loss. He had tremendous knowledge of India’s history, diplomacy, public policy and also defence.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) August 31, 2020