Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away at 84

India's 13th President and Congress veteran Pranab Mukherjee passed away today 31 Aug 2020 read more...

Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away at 84
Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away at 84

India's 13th President and Congress veteran Pranab Mukherjee passed away today 31 Aug 2020, after undergoing treatment at Army's R&R Hospital in Delhi and his condition started deteriorating after he had brain surgery. He was put on ventilator support but his condition didn't improve much.

Pranab Mukherjee (11 December 1935 – 31 August 2020) was an Indian politician who served as the 13th President of India from 2012 until 2017. In a political career spanning five decades. His political career started in 1969 when he managed the campaign of VK Krishna Menon in Midnapore by-election.

He was soon noticed by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

“India grieves the passing away of Bharat Ratna Shri 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 and by all sections of society”tweeted shri PM Modi.

Rahul Gandhi tweets “With great sadness, the nation receives the news of the unfortunate demise of our former President Shri Pranab Mukherjee. I join the country in paying homage to him. My deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends.”