New Delhi- Former president Pranab Mukherjee died on Monday in an army hospital here, his son Abhijit said. He was 84.
Mukherjee was admitted to hospital on August 10 and a health bulletin this morning said he was in a deep coma and on ventilator support.
“With a Heavy Heart, this is to inform you that my father Shri Pranab Mukherjee has just passed away in spite of the best efforts of Doctors of RR Hospital and prayers duas and prarthanas from people throughout India! I thank all of You Folded hands,” his son Abhijit Mukherjee tweeted.
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
The former president was admitted to the hospital in Delhi Cantonment on August 10 and was operated the same day for removal of a clot in his brain.
He later developed a lung infection.
Mukherjee was the 13th president of India from 2012 to 2017.
J&K Govt Announces 7-Day Mourning
Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday announced seven-day mourning, as a mark of respect to Former President of India, Pranab Mukherjee who passed away in New Delhi.
The seven day mourning will be held from August 31 to September 6, an official spokesperson said.
“The tricolor shall fly at half-mast during the mourning period on all buildings and places throughout the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir where it is flown regularly and there will be no official entertainment,” he added.
LG Condoles Mukherjee’s Demise
Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Monday conveyed his heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of Former President of India and Bharat Ratna, Pranab Mukherjee, who passed away today at an army hospital in New Delhi.
Describing him as a statesman par excellence and a wonderful human being, the LG observed that the former President will always be remembered as an astute administrator who created benchmarks with his high standard of work.
“Shri Pranab Mukherjee was an inspirational figure and his great services to the nation can never be forgotten. His demise is a huge loss to the nation,” LG, as per an official spokesperson said.
In his message, Sinha extended sincere condolences to the bereaved family members and well-wishers and prayed for the eternal peace to the departed soul.
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