Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee has died, a tweet by the former president’s son Abhijit Mukherjee informed on Monday. Pranab Mukherjee passed away at the age of 84 after his medical condition declined on Monday morning and he suffered a septic shock due to lung infection, the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital said.
“With a Heavy Heart, this is to inform you that my father Shri #PranabMukherjee 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”, Pranab Mukherjee’s son Abhijit Mukherjee tweeted on this day.
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 🙏
— Abhijit Mukherjee (@ABHIJIT_LS) August 31, 2020
In the last medical update on Saturday, the Army Hospital (Research & Referral), Delhi Cantonment, had said that the former president’s renal parameters had improved but that he continued to remain in a deep coma and on ventilator support. It was reported today that former president Pranab Mukherjee has passed away.
Mukherjee, 84, was admitted to Army Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi Cantt for emergency surgery of brain clot. Later he also tested positive for COVID-19.
He was admitted on August 10 after testing positive for COVID-19.
Mukherjee himself had tweeted before being admitted to the hospital, saying, “On a visit to the hospital for a separate procedure, I have tested positive for COVID-19 today. I request the people who came in contact with me in the last week, to please self isolate and get tested for COVID-19.”
Pranab Mukherjee served as the 13th President of India from 2012 to 2017.