Bharat Ratna Pranab Mukherjee, who gave a new direction to the country as President after five decades of party politics, died at the Military Hospital in Delhi on Monday. 84-year-old Pranab was hospitalized since August 10. His son Abhijeet Mukherjee first tweeted and informed about his death. Pranab’s body will be kept at his residence at 10 Rajaji Marg from 11 am to 12 pm today for public viewing. The funeral will be held at 2 pm at the crematorium on Lodhi Road.
Pranab’s great personality can be gauged from the fact that he held important portfolios like defense and finance before taking over as president in July 2012. He was admitted to RR (Research and Referral) Hospital in Delhi Cantt in the afternoon of 10 August. He had a blood clot in his brain, which underwent surgery. Investigations on the same day also found corona infected. Health did not improve after the operation. He was in a coma and had lung and kidney infections. They had to provide ventilator support.
Pranab Mukherjee was the 13th President of India
He breathed his last at 4:30 pm on Monday evening. Pranab Mukherjee was the 13th President of India, who had proved his mettle in national politics for five decades. He has been given many adjectives such as Chanakya, Troubleshooter due to his unique political talent. In 2019, he was awarded the Bharat Ratna. Many leaders including President Ramnath Kovind, PM Modi, Amit Shah, Rahul Gandhi expressed condolences on Pranab’s death.
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