Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee took his last breath on 10th August in Delhi Cantonment, at the age of 84.
Abhijeet Mukherjee tweeted, “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.”
Before keeping his steps in politics, he worked in the field of journalism and teaching as well. His journey started in 1972, becoming a member of Indira Gandhi’s Council. In 2004, he won from Jangipur, Bengal. Also, he was again elected in the year 2009. From 2009-2012, he served as the Union Finance Minister. He was a man with the sharpest mind and was a great political strategist with knowledge of commerce, finance, defence, and even external affairs.
In 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while presenting him the Bharat Ratna sketched him as “outstanding statesman of our times”. During his tenure of 2012-2017 when he was President of India, he used to present his thoughts in such a positive and beautiful manner that even after being in opposition nobody used to get offended.
“There has been a decline in the medical condition of Shri Pranab Mukherjee since yesterday. He is in septic shock due to his lung infection and is being managed by a team of specialists. He continues to be in a deep coma and on ventilator support,” stated the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital.