Pranab Mukherjee Death: The former President Pranab Mukherjee has passed away on Monday. Pranab Mukherjee had undergone brain surgery at a military hospital in Delhi. He tested positive for COVID-19 prior to the procedure. The surgery was conducted at the Army’s Research and Referral hospital for the removal of a clot in his brain.
The former President had, while he was tested positive for COVID-19, tweeted: “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.”
While sharing information, his son Abhijit Mukherjee took to Twitter and wrote: "With a Heavy Heart, this is to inform you that my father Shri Pranab Mukherjee has just passed away in spite of the best efforts of Doctors of RR Hospital & prayers, duas & prarthanas from people throughout India! I thank all of You."
Condoling his death, President Ram Nath Kovind took to Twitter and wrote: "As the First Citizen, he continued to connect with everyone, bringing Rashtrapati Bhavan closer to the people. He opened its gates for public visit. His decision to discontinue the use of the honorific 'His Excellency' was historic."
"Endowed with perspicacity and wisdom, Bharat Ratna Shri Mukherjee combined tradition and modernity. In his 5 decade long illustrious public life, he remained rooted to the ground irrespective of the exalted offices he held. He endeared himself to people across political spectrum," he added.
"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," he concluded.
Pranab Mukherjee was an Indian politician who served as 13th President of India from 2012 until 2017. He has been the senior leader in the Indian National Congress. Prior to his Presidentship, he was the Union Finance Minister from 2009 to 2012.
He was also awarded India’s highest civilian honour, Bharat Ratna in 2019. He passed away at the age of 84 years --- after being admitted to a hospital and was tested positive for the novel coronavirus and was on ventilator support since brain surgery. A lot of ministers have started tweeting condolences on the death of the Former President of India.