Political prodigy Pranab Mukherjee (84) passes away; PM Modi remembers him as scholar par excellence

An impeccable statesman, ingenious Parliamentarian, a brilliant author, and our beloved former President of India Pranab Mukherjee left for the heavenly abode on Monday. He was 84.

The political prodigy ‘Pranab Da’, as he was fondly known as, was admitted to the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi. He underwent emergency surgery after tests revealed a large clot in his brain. His condition deteriorated in the morning today after he suffered septic shock and was put on ventilator support.

His son Abhijit Mukherjee shared the news on Twitter where he wrote, “With a Heavy Heart , this is to inform you that my father Shri #PranabMukherjee 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 Folded hands.”

Bharat Ratna Pranab Mukherjee has served as an MP seven times. He held various important posts in various cabinets. He became the President of India in the year 2012.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to condole the sad demise of Pranab Mukherjee. He wrote, “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”

President Ram Nath Kovind too condoled the death of former Indian President, He said, “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.”

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