Former President and seasoned Congress politician Pranab Mukherjee passed away, announced his son Abhijit Mukherjee on Monday.
“With a Heavy Heart , this is to inform you that my father Shri Pranab Mukherjee has just passed away inspite of the best efforts of Doctors of RR Hospital & prayers ,duas & prarthanas from people throughout India !
I thank all of You,” Abhijit Mukherjee said.
Mukherjee was the 13th president of India from 2012 to 2017.
The 84-year-old was hospitalized for a brain clot surgery on August 10. While he was diagnosed as Covid prior to the surgery, he underwent an operation to treat the brain clot immediately.
“Endowed with perspicacity and wisdom, Bharat Ratna Shri Mukherjee combined tradition and modernity. In his 5 decade long illustrious public life, he remained rooted to the ground irrespective of the exalted offices he held. He endeared himself to people across political spectrum, ” said President Ram Nath Kovind.