New Delhi: Former president Pranab Mukherjee passed away on Monday at the age of 84. Mukherjee had recently undergone brain surgery at the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi. President Ram Nath Kovind took to Twitter to express his condolences and described Mukherjee’s demise as “passing of an era”.
PM Narendra Modi tweeted, “A scholar par excellence, a towering statesman, he was admired across the political spectrum and by all sections of society,”
Pranab has been an undisputed leader and his recognition is above party line identity. He had visited Gwalior to attend annual function of Scindhia kanya vidhyalaya as chief guest. He has made many changes for commoners who visit Rastrapati bhavan. on 7th june 2018, he attended a programme at RSS head office Nagpur.
The news of the veteran Congress leader’s demise was announced by his son Abhijit Mukherjee. “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 Folded hands.
The former president was admitted to the Army hospital in Delhi cantonment on August 10. He underwent a surgery for removal of a clot in his brain on the same day. The former president later developed a lung infection. He had also tested positive for the novel coronavirus prior to the procedure. His two covid test were positive. Now Government have to decide what will be funeral procedure as corona guideline do not allow a grand arrangement. The veteran politician is bharat ratn and former President of india, therefore the guide line might be normalised.