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Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee dies at 84

BY , Aug 31, 2020 7:12 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee passed away on MondayPhoto-ANI

Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee passed away on Monday at the Army Hospital (Research and Referral) Hospital where he was admitted earlier this month and had undergone surgery for removal of a clot in his brain.

His son and former MP Abhijit Mukherjee gave the information in a tweet.

"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 and prarthanas from people throughout India ! I thank all of You," he said.

He was admitted to the Army Hospital here on August 10 and after testing positive for COVID-19.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid his tributes to former president Pranab Mukherjee and said the late leader left an indelible mark on the development trajectory of the country and was a scholar par excellence, a towering statesman who was admired across the political spectrum.

The Prime Minister, who made a series of tweets, also shared some images including one in which he touched the late leader's feet to seek his blessings.

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