Published On: Mon, Aug 31st, 2020

Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee passes away

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, who had tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month, died on Monday after weeks in hospital, his son and the current president’s office said.

FILE PHOTO: Pranab Mukherjee speaks to media in the run-up to the Indian presidential election in New Delhi June 26, 2012.

A veteran politician who served as foreign and finance minister in previous administrations, Mukherjee was in a deep coma and on ventilator support after coming down with a lung infection.

“His demise is passing of an era,” the office of President Ram Nath Kovind said in a tweet.

Mukherjee had tested positive for COVID-19 on August 10 and had been hospitalised since.

Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by The Sen Times staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: Reuters

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