Srinagar: Former Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee, passed away on Monday after he suffered a septic shock due to his lung infection.
This was confirmed by his son, Abhijeet Mukherjee, through a tweet.
“With a heavy heart, this is to inform you that my father Shri Pranab Mukherjee has just passed away in spite of the best efforts of Doctors of RR Hospital and prayers, duas and prarthanas from people throughout India. I thank all of you,” Abhijeet tweeted.
Mukherjee was admitted to the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi on August 10 for emergency surgery for removal of a clot in his brain.
He had also tested positive for COVID-19 during his admission. He later developed a lung infection and had renal dysfunction.
Mukherjee was the 13th President of India who served the country from 2012 to 2017.