31 August 2020
Pranab Mukherjee, one of the country’s most respected politicians, died at 84 on 31 August. The former President of India, who tested positive for coronavirus, had been in coma after a brain surgery earlier this month.
His son Abhijit Mukherjee tweeted, “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 and prayers, duas and prarthanas from people throughout India ! I thank all of You”.
Today morning, the army hospital in Delhi had reported a decline in his condition. He had gone into septic shock due to his lung infection, the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital told.
Pranab Mukherjee was admitted to hospital on August 10 and had surgery the same day for the removal of a clot in the brain. He had tested positive for COVID-19 in hospital. He developed a lung infection and a renal dysfunction over the past few days, according to doctors.