Pranab Mukherjee in 'septic shock after lung infection'; health declines

Pranab Mukherjee in 'septic shock after lung infection'; health declines

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday announced a seven-day state mourning in memory of former President Pranab Mukherjee who passed away here this evening.

He said, Mr Pranab Mukherjee passed away in spite of the best efforts of doctors of Army R&R Hospital and prayers, duas and prarthanas from people throughout the country.

The former Indian president's son Abhijeet Mukherjee made the announcement on Twitter.

In a deep coma since his brain surgery on August 10, Mukherjee had also tested positive for COVID-19 during treatment. He later developed a lung infection.

Mukherjee served as India's President between 2012 and 2017 and his political career spanned over five decades. Click the link to subscribe. His father, Mukherjee wrote, travelled "from village to village, sharing meals with the locals and preaching the Congress ideology".

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted, "With great sadness, the nation receives the news of the unfortunate demise of our former President Shri Pranab Mukherjee".

He held several portfolios, including defence, external affairs, finance, under several former prime ministers, including Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Narsimha Rao and Manmohan Singh. "We remember his contributions in strengthening Nepal-India relations in different capacities of his public life", Prime Minister Oli added. He tweeted: "India grieves the passing away of Bharat Ratna Shri Pranab Mukherjee. Condolences to his family, friends & all citizens", said Kovind in a tweet.

Many would say that it isn't just his service as the president, politician and a minister that defines Mukherjee, however, and they would be right.

The prime minister recalled that Mukherjee, as the then President when he became prime minister for the first time, always supported and guided him.

A corruption scandal two years into his presidency led to a defeat in general elections for Congress, which has ruled India for most of its independent history, and Mukherjee had to swear in Hindu nationalist leader Narendra Modi as prime minister.

India had lost a wise and patriotic leader and Bangladesh a loved one in the death of Pranab Mukherjee.

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