Pranab Mukherjee is a former President of India and a senior Congress leader. He was India’s 13th President, from July 2012 to July 2017. Mukherjee was also Union Finance Minister from 2009 to 2012, and from 1982-1984. More
From Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan, actor Rishi Kapoor and Irrfan Khan to pioneer Indian journalist Gulshan Ewing, many famous India personalities and celebrities passed away during the lockdown.
Abhijit also said he would like the government to issue a postage stamp in honour of his father.
The 84-year-old veteran politician died after he suffered a septic shock on Sunday. He died of a cardiac arrest on Monday evening in a hospital in New Delhi following a 21-day battle with multiple ailments.
Mukherjee's family and relatives paid their last respects clad in PPE kits while conforming to COVID-19 safeguards.
Earlier in the day, the mortal remains of India's 13th president, who died on Monday after a three-week battle with multiple ailments, were taken to his residence from the Army's Research and Referral hospital in a flower-bedecked white vehicle.
Pranab Mukherjee, statesman, scholar and one of India's most respected leaders across the political spectrum, died on August 31 following a 21-day battle with multiple ailments.
Pranab Mukherjee, who had studied in a village school, was not only the last of the stalwarts of the Indira Gandhi era, but also a rare politician in a party of public school educated leaders
Here are some famous quotes from Pranab Mukherjee's three-volume memoir.
In his speech, Pranab Mukherjee had warned that any attempt to define India through "religion, hatred, dogmas and intolerance" will dilute our existence and said public discourses must be freed of all forms of violence.
Pranab Mukherjee, India’s 13th president, Congress’ troubleshooter through the decades and one of the country’s most respected politicians, died on August 31 after a 21-day illness and five decades in public life. He was 84.
Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away on August 31. Mukherjee had recently undergone a surgery for removal of a clot in his brain and had also tested positive for coronavirus. Earlier today, the hospital informed that his condition had deteriorated and he was in a septic shock due to lung infection
It won’t be an exaggeration to say that Pranab Mukherjee, as finance minister, presided over a period of high growth riding on post-crisis stimulus. Problem was that growth was built on weak economic fundamentals.
Leaders across party lines as well as celebrities took to Twitter to pay their last respects to the octogenarian.
"India grieves the passing away of Bharat Ratna Shri Pranab Mukherjee. He has left an indelible mark on the development trajectory of our nation," PM Modi tweeted.
Mukherjee was the 13th president of India who held the Constitutional office from 2012 to 2017.
Mukherjee's political career began in 1969, when Indira Gandhi made him a member of the Congress party.
Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee died on August 31. He was 84. Mukherjee, fondly known as ‘Pranab Da’, served as the 13th President of India between 2012 and 2017.
Former President Pranab Mukherjee was conferred the country’s highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna in 2019. He served the country as its 13th President for five years from July 25, 2012.
In recent years, observers have noted that the relationship between the Congress veteran and the Grand Old Party had turned a little uncomfortable if not entirely sour.
Pranab Mukherjee had also tested positive for COVID-19.
The Army Hospital said that former president Pranab Mukherjee is in a “septic shock" due to his lung infection and continues to be in deep coma and on ventilator support.
Mukherjee was admitted to the Army's Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi on August 10 and was operated for removal of a clot in the brain the same day.
Doctors attending to the 84-year-old said he is being treated for respiratory infection and continues to be on ventilatory support.
Mukherjee was admitted to the Army's Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi Cantonment on August 10 and was operated for removal of a clot in the brain.
The 84-year-old former president, who was admitted to the hospital in Delhi Cantonment on August 10, continues to be on ventilatory support, doctors attending to him said.