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Former President Pranab Mukherjee dies aged 84

Doctors attending on the 84-year-old Mukherjee said he continues to be in a deep coma and is on ventilator support

Pranab Mukherjee,former president of India passed away on Monday after a prolonged illness.He had been in a deep state of comatose owing to complications following a lifesaving surgery.

Mukherjee’s son Abhijit took to Twitter and made the announcement. In a post, he said, “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 & Prarthanas from people throughout India! I thank all of You Folded hands.”

The Army Hospital in Delhi cantonment where Mukherjee was undergoing treatment had issued a statement earlier on Monday saying he was in septic shock due to a lung infection.He was in a deep coma and on ventilator support.

Mukherjee was admitted to the Army’s Research and Referral hospital more than 20 days ago owing to health complications.

After having been unwell for a few days,Pranab Mukherjee underwent life-saving emergency surgery for brain clot at R&R Hospital in Delhi on August 10.He had been on ventilator support thereafter.He had tested positive for Covid-19 the same day.

On August 19,Pranab Mukherjee developed a lung infection.On August 25,the doctors found his renal parameters slightly deranged for which he was given treatment.His health condition declined further Monday morning.

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