Former President Pranab Mukherjee Died At 84

Former President Pranab Mukherjee Died At 84
The one-time president's successor, Ram Nath Kovind, says his demise has denoted the "passing of an era". 

Former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee has died at the age of 84 after the positive diagnosis of coronavirus

Mr Mukherjee had an emergency operation for a blood coagulation in his mind on 10 August and had additionally diagnosed positive for coronavirus after the surgery.

He was the thirteenth leader of India from 2012 to 2017 and had a political vocation traversing fifty years. 

The Army Hospital Research and Referral in New Delhi, where he was given treatment, said he had stayed in coma since the surgery and later endured septic stun in the wake of embracing a lung disease. 

His child, Abhijeet Mukherjee, reported the updates on his passing on Monday evening local time. 

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi was among the first to offer tribute and said he would “always cherish” their interactions. 

“He made the president’s house a centre of learning, innovation, culture, science and literature. His wise counsel on key policy matters will never be forgotten by me,” he said. 

I was new to Delhi in 2014. From day one, I was blessed to have the guidance, support and blessings of Shri Pranab Mukherjee.” 

Mr Mukherjee’s successor, Ram Nath Kovind, said his demise denoted the “passing of an era”. 

He made his introduction in politics in 1969 and was enlisted into the Congress party by then-prime minister Indira Gandhi. 

After four years, he turned into an individual from the Cabinet and was known as one of Ms Gandhi’s most trusted ministers. 

Mr Mukherjee demonstrated a lot of political promises and was elevated to finance minister at 47 – the youngest individual to hold the post. 

Over his profession, he was finance, defence and foreign minister for three separate prime ministers. 

Pranab Mukherjee as defence minister in 2004

Among his accomplishments was his crucial job in helping the India-US atomic consent to pass. 

He fantasized turning out to be prime minister however, causing him a deep sense of dissatisfaction, he was disregarded by the Congress party after Ms Gandhi’s death. 

Rather, the role went to her child Rajiv Gandhi. 

When he turned into India’s president in 2012, he was tremendously equipped for the role and had an abundance of experience. 

He served as president until 2017 and moved back from politics the same year referring to wellbeing concerns.


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