Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee dead at the age of 84. The former president had, earlier this month, undergone brain surgery at the Army Research and Referral hospital in the national capital Delhi. Earlier today, his condition deteriorated further and he was in a state of septic shock due to a lung infection. and death was announced by his son Abhijit Mukherjee.
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi tweeted: “India grieves the passing away of Bharat Ratna Pranab Mukherjee. He has left an indelible mark on the development trajectory of our nation. A scholar par excellence, a towering statesman, he was admired across the political spectrum & by all sections of society.”
India grieves the passing away of Bharat Ratna Shri Pranab Mukherjee. He has left an indelible mark on the development trajectory of our nation. A scholar par excellence, a towering statesman, he was admired across the political spectrum and by all sections of society. pic.twitter.com/gz6rwQbxi6
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 31, 2020
Some other political leaders have shared the condolence over twitter.
Deeply saddened by the passing away of former President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee. The country has lost an elder statesman in his death. He rose from humble beginnings to occupy the country’s highest constitutional position through hard work, discipline and dedication. pic.twitter.com/pHFnbklT9O
— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) August 31, 2020
The demise of our former President Bharat Ratna Thiru #PranabMukherjee is an unimaginable loss to our nation.
An astute statesman and an unflinching guardian of secularism and democracy, his legacy will live on through our fight to keep these principles alive. pic.twitter.com/8Tve75XVcW
— M.K.Stalin (@mkstalin) August 31, 2020
“I have seen vast,perhaps unbelievable,changes during the journey of life,that brought me from the flicker of a lamp in a small Bengal village to chandeliers of Delhi”#PranabMukherjee was a colossal figure, His life is an inspiration.
A humble man who rose to be our President ! pic.twitter.com/EsEA7O2A0l
— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) August 31, 2020
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