Former president Pranab Mukherjee passes away, son Abhijit Mukherjee tweets.
‘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,’ Abhijit tweeted.
President Ram Nath Kovind condoled the demise of Mukherjee.
‘I was new to Delhi in 2014. From Day 1, I was blessed to have the guidance, support and blessings of Shri Pranab Mukherjee. I will always cherish my interactions with him. Condolences to his family, friends, admirers and supporters across India. Om Shanti,’ the PM tweeted.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweets: ‘Deeply anguished on the passing away of former President of India, Bharat Ratna Shri Pranab Mukherjee ji. He was a vastly experienced leader who served the nation with utmost devotion. Pranab Da’s distinguished career is a matter of great pride for the entire country. 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.’
‘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. My deepest condolences to the bereaved family members. Om Shanti.’ the Vice President Secretariat tweeted quoting Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu .
Pranab’s daughter Sharmishtha Mukherjee tweets this heartfelt tribute to her father: ‘I bow to all. Baba, taking the liberty to quote from your favourite poet to say your final goodbye to all. You have led a full, meaningful life in service of the nation, in service of our people. I feel blessed to have been born as your daughter.’
The former president was admitted to Army’s Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi Cantonment on August 10 and was operated the same day for removal of a clot in his brain. He was also tested positive for COVID-19 and later developed a lung infection. His condition declined on Monday morning after he suffered a septic shock due to his lung infection, the Hospital said.
Pranab Mukherjee will be laid to rest in New Delhi and not his hometown Birbhum in West Bengal. The government has announced seven-day state mourning on demise of former President Pranab Mukherjee