Live Updates: Former president Pranab Mukherjee breathes his last at Army Hospital in Delhi
After a long battle for the life amid brain surgery and being tested positive for coronavirus, the former President Pranab Mukherjee breathed his last at Army Hospital in Delhi, announced the team of doctors who treated the former president of India.
After a long battle for the life amid brain surgery and being tested positive for coronavirus, the former President Pranab Mukherjee breathed his last at Army Hospital in Delhi, announced the team of doctors who treated the former president of India. The 84-year-old who had been to Army hospital for a procedure has been tested positive for coronavirus. Later, he underwent a brain surgery for the removal of a clot.
According to reports, the former union finance minister underwent surgery for brain clot, which had not shown any improvement and remained on a ventilator for hours from the morning of Tuesday. Pranab Mukherjee aka Pranab da who is survived with wife and a daughter had served the President office from 2012 to 2017.
Earlier, while on his visit to a hospital for a separate procedure, Pranab Mukherjee tweeted that he tested positive for coronavirus and urged the people who had come in contact with him to isolate themselves and get tested. The political and film fraternity and people from all across the country have come in social media to mourn his over his death.
Shri Pranab Kumar Mukherjee was born on 11th December 1935 in Mirati, West Bengal. He is a great politician and served for Congress party with all his efforts. He was loyal to this party from decades and this made him get elected to the President post. He served as the first citizen of India from (2012-2017). In 2019, this former President of India was awarded prestigious Bharat Ratna award by Ramnath Kovind.
Mukherjee made his entry into politics at a very young age. Taking inspiration from his father Kamada Kinkar Mukherjee, Pranab joined politics. He completed his degree at Suri Vidyasagar College and then also earned an advanced degree in history and political science from the University of Calcutta. Then he first worked as a lecturer in a small college near Calcutta and then slowly turned editor for a Bengali-language monthly periodical.
Mukherjee first got his breakthrough in politics in 1969 as he was elected to Rajya Sabha member of the Bangla Congress. This party soon merged into Indian National Congress party and thus Pranab got a chance to continue in Rajya Sabha for four terms.
- 31 Aug 2020 4:29 PM GMT
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Monday expressed condolences on the demise of former president Pranab Mukherjee and said the country has lost one of its greatest leaders. Singh said he had learnt a lot from Mukherjee and depended on him a great deal for his wisdom, vast knowledge and experience of public affairs. "I have learnt with profound sorrow about the passing away of Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Former President of India," he said.
- 31 Aug 2020 4:27 PM GMT
Priyanka Gandhi condoles Pranab Mukherjee's death
पूर्व राष्ट्रपति श्री प्रणब मुखर्जी जी का निधन पूरे देश के लिए एक अपूर्णीय क्षति है।— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) August 31, 2020
प्रणब दा पूरे कांग्रेस परिवार का मार्गदर्शन करने वाले अभिवावक एवं एक कुशल राजनेता थे।
ईश्वर इस दुख की घड़ी में उनके परिजनों को दुख सहने का साहस दें।
- 31 Aug 2020 3:21 PM GMT
Puducherry Chief Minister and senior Congress leader V Narayanasamy expressed grief over the demise of former president Pranab Mukherjee on Monday, describing him as an able administrator and his teacher in administrative matters.
- 31 Aug 2020 3:02 PM GMT
BJP vice-president Vishnuvardhan Reddy, state Congress president S Sailajanath, Jana Sena president K Pawan Kalyan and other senior leaders also expressed sorrow over the death of the former president.
- 31 Aug 2020 2:58 PM GMT
Former President, Bharat Ratna Pranab Mukherjee (84), is no more. Pranab Da as the illustrious son of India was affectionately called by one and all, was admitted to the Defence Hospital at New Delhi for a brain surgery for the removal of blood clot, but also tested positive for COVID-19. He breathed his last on 31 August 2020
- 31 Aug 2020 2:23 PM GMT
Seven day State Mourning to be observed in memory of former President Pranab Mukherjee
As a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, seven days State Mourning will be observed throughout India from August 31 to September 6 both days inclusive.
During the period of State Mourning, the National Flag will fly at half-mast on all buildings throughout India, where it is flown regularly and there will be no official entertainment. The date, time and venue of the State Funeral will be intimated later, said a press statement issued by Ministry of Home Affairs.
- 31 Aug 2020 2:09 PM GMT
Telangana Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan condoled the death of Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee
Former president Bharat Ratna Shri #PranabMukherjee demise is a great loss to the Nation He held our NATION AND IT'S TRADITION always high in his long political& public career.I share the grief and convey my https://t.co/t3Zm8UTlFe shanthi— Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan (@DrTamilisaiGuv) August 31, 2020