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.
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 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.”
India grieves the passing away of Bharat Ratna Shri Pranab Mukherjee. He has left an indelible mark on the development trajectory of our nation. A scholar par excellence, a towering statesman, he was admired across the political spectrum and by all sections of society. pic.twitter.com/gz6rwQbxi6
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 31, 2020
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.
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.