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Pranab Mukherjee death reactions Highlights: President Ram Nath Kovind pays tribute to his predecessor

Starting off his political career as a protege of Indira Gandhi, who stood beside her during the Emergency, Pranab Mukherjee came to be known as a crisis manager who commanded the respect of all and had friends across the aisle.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 31, 2020 11:43:08 pm
Pranab Mukherjee, Pranab Mukherjee death, Pranab Mukherjee death, Pranab Mukherjee covid, Express Opinion, Indian ExpressMukherjee was the Congress party’s Man for All Seasons, whose services were often required for crisis management because of his intimate knowledge of both government and the party.

Former President Pranab Mukherjee passed away this evening after being on ventilator support for more than two weeks. The Congress veteran’s health worsened after he developed septic shock due to lung infection. He was also Covid-19 positive. Reacting to his demise, President Ram Nath Kovind paid his respects to his predecessor.

“With a Heavy Heart , this is to inform you that my father Shri #PranabMukherjee has just passed away inspite of the best efforts of Doctors of RR Hospital & prayers ,duas & prarthanas from people throughout India ! I thank all of You,” his son announced his demise on Twitter.

Mukherjee, in his long political career served as a Member of Parliament seven times, serving in the cabinet of several prime ministers. In 2012, Mukherjee was elected President of India.

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