Pranab Mukherjee Latest News: Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee, breathed his last on Monday (August 31). He was 84. The information was announced by his son Abhijit Mukherjee.
Pranab Mukherjee Latest News
Former President of India and stalwart of Indian politics Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, breathed his last on Monday (August 31). He was 84.
This information was announced by his son Abhijit Mukherjee. The veteran politician was found to be coronavirus positive when he went to Army Hospital for treatment. At the hospital, he underwent surgery for a blood clot in the brain.
“With a Heavy Heart , this is to inform you that my father Pranab Mukherjee has just passed away inspite of the best efforts of Doctors of RR Hospital and prayers, duas & prarthanas from people throughout India,” Abhijit tweeted.
Pranab Mukharjee’s health worsened and was on ventilator support for days.
Pranab mukharjee’s political career spanned five decades, the highest point of which came when he became President Of India. He was in the Presidential office from 2012 to 2017.
But even before he assumed the highest office in the land, Pranab Mukharjee had been the backbone of Indian Government on more than one occasion.
He was Minister of Finance between 2009 and 2012, Minister of Defence (2004-2006), Minister of External Affairs (2006-2009).
Pranab Mukharjee was a staunch Congressman. But this did not stop him from his duties during the years of NDA rule.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has repeatedly expressed gratitude for the guidance he got from President Pranab Mukharjee during his first term in the Prime Ministerial office.
Pranab Mukherjee was conferred Padma Vibhushan in 2008 and Bharat Ratna in 2019.