Pranab Mukherjee Death- Former President Of India

Pranab Mukherjee Death

Pranab Mukherjee Death- Former President Of India

Pranab Mukherjee, India’s former president and one of the country’s most admired political leaders, died on Monday. He passed away at the age of 84.

Various senior leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind, remembered Mukherjee and expressed their condolences to his family.

Mukherjee had suffered a fall at his Rajaji Marg house and had been operated to remove a blood clot in his brain on August 10. Doctors on Monday morning warned that there was a decline in his condition and he was in septic shock due to infection in his lung. Soon after, his son Abhijit Mukherjee also tweeted a request to people, asking them to pray for his father. “He is a fighter & with all your good wishes & prayers, He will surely recover !” Abhijit tweeted.

Three hours later, Abhijit made the announcement on social media about Pranab Mukherjee Death.

“With a Heavy Heart, this is to inform you that my father Shri #PranabMukherjee has just passed away in spite of the best efforts of Doctors of RR Hospital & prayers,duas & Prarthana from people throughout India !,” Abhijit tweeted about the veteran politician who would often speak of his humble beginnings and his amazing journey from the flickers of a lamp in a small Bengal village to the chandeliers of Delhi.

He was the Congress party’s Man for All Seasons, whose services were often required for crisis management because of his intimate knowledge of both government and the party. Mukherjee’s career started as a junior minister in Indra Gandhi government in the 1970s and ended when he demitted office as President of India in 2017.

He was awarded India’s highest civilian honor, the Bharat Ratna in 2019 by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind. Pranab Mukherjee got his break in politics in 1969 when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi helped him to get elected to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Parliament of India, on a Congress ticket.

His five years of presidential tenure is mostly remembered for the steps he initiated to make Rashtrapati Bhawan accessible to commoners. Mukherjee started the “in-residency” program where artists, writers, students, and innovators were allowed to stay at the majestic Rashtrapati Bhavan for a week and indulge in their creative passion.

It was also during his tenure as President that mercy petitions of terror convicts Ajmal Kasab, Afzal Guru, and Yakub Memon were rejected.

Mukherjee continued with the practice of celebrating Durga Puja every year at his ancestral home in Birbhum, even after he became the President. He would participate in the ceremony, doing the puja himself.

A politician at heart, Pranab Mukherjee death continued to make headlines even when he was no longer the President. In June 2018, Mukherjee’s decision to accept an invitation from the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh to address Swatlyamsevaks in Nagpur on nationalism generated much controversy. Several Congress leaders, including daughter Sharmistha, had asked him to reconsider his decision but Mukherjee did not budge.

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