Former President Pranab Mukherjee the former president of India has passed away. His health has worsened after a lung infection, a hospital in Delhi said today. The former President has been in coma since a brain surgery earlier this month.
“There is a decline in the medical condition of Pranab Mukherjee since yesterday. He is in septic shock due to his lung infection and is being managed by team of specialists. He continues to be in deep coma and on ventilator support,” the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital said in a statement.
He had tested positive for the coronavirus while on a hospital visit for a separate procedure. The 84-year-old former president confirmed that news on his Twitter handle. He tweeted “On a visit to the hospital for a separate procedure, I have tested positive for COVID19 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. #CitizenMukherjee.”
Pranab Mukherjee rather than a Politician is also an Author. He has written books about Indian Economy and has suggested ideas of Building a better nation in his books.
Also he has won many honours in which Best Parliamentarian Award in 1997, Padma Vibhusan in 2008 and Administrator in India Award in 2011 are some prestigious awards. Finally he also requested all his primary and secondary contacts to get tested and get home quarantined.