Pranab Mukherjee, elder statesman and one of the country’s most respected politicians, has died at 84. The former President of India, who tested positive for CoronaVirus, had been in coma after a brain surgery earlier this month.
He developed a lung infection and a renal dysfunction over the past few days, according to doctors.
Mr Mukherjee was admitted to hospital on August 10 and had surgery the same day for the removal of a clot in the brain. He had tested positive for COVID-19 in hospital. “On a visit to the hospital for a separate procedure, I have tested positive for COVID-19 today. I request the people who came in contact with me in the last week, to please self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19,” he had posted.
Mr Mukherjee was President of India from 2012 to 2017.
Rest in peace Sir 🙏🏻