Former President Pranab Mukherjee passed away on Monday, his son Abhijit Mukherjee tweeted. He was 84.
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 !— Abhijit Mukherjee (@ABHIJIT_LS) August 31, 2020
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Mukherjee was admitted to the Army's Research and Referral Hospital on August 10 and was operated for removal of a clot in the brain. He also tested positive for COVID-
19. He later developed a lung infection.
His condition after the surgery worsened and he was in a deep coma and on ventilator support.
A powerful orator and scholar, Mukherjee had been a Congress stalwart before he was elected as India's 13th President and served from July 2012 to 2017 in the top post.
Last year, Mukherjee was awarded the Bharat Ratna - the country’s highest civilian award.