This year keeps getting worse. Former President Pranab Mukherjee passed away today in Delhi’s Army’s Research and Referral (R&R) Hospital at the age of 84. He was admitted to the hospital to remove a brain clot. The surgery was successful. He had also tested positive for Coronavirus before undergoing the surgery. He had been on ventilator support after the surgery.
The government of India has declared seven-day national mourning to pay respect to the former president and Bharat Ratna recipient. Many Bollywood celebs have also grieved on the demise.
Ajay Devgn wrote, “India loses a great statesman & respected leader. My condolences to the family.”
Anushka Sharma took to Instagram and wrote, ”Saddened to hear the news about our former Presendent, Shri Pranab Mujherjee. Our condolences and prayers with his family and loved ones.”
Hrithik wrote on Twitter, “A statesman. An exceptional scholar. A visionary. The legacy that Bharat Ratna Shri. Pranab Mukherjee leaves behind is forever going to inspire the leaders of tomorrow. My condolences to the family and millions of fellow Indians in this hour of grief.”
“Former Hon. President Dr #PranabMukherjee was a great statesman & a respected leader. My heartfelt condolences & prayers to the family. May he rest in peace,” wrote Anil Kapoor.
“We have lost a great leader today,” stated Varun Dhawan.
“Had the honour of meeting him, watching #Pink in his presence , followed by a very warmly hosted dinner for the entire team. Can never forget the experience, his kind words n gesture that day,” wrote Taapsee Pannu.
“Deeply Saddened!! A big loss for India,” wrote Riteish Deshmukh.
Pranab Mukherjee served as India's President between 2012 and 2017. His lasted over five decades. As a Congress leader, Pranab Mukherjee held a wide array of top cabinet posts, including finance, defence, home, among others. Pranab Mukherjee was serving as Finance Minister in the UPA II.
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