Pranab Mukherjee, former President of India and stalwart of Indian politics, breathed his last on Monday (August 31). He was 84. The information was announced by his son Abhijit Mukherjee. The veteran politician was found to be coronavirus positive when he went to Army Hospital for treatment. At the hospital, he underwent surgery for a blood clot in the brain."With a Heavy Heart , this is to inform you that my father Pranab Mukherjee has just passed away inspite of the best efforts of Doctors of RR Hospital and prayers, duas & prarthanas from people throughout India," Abhijit tweeted. Soon after the message of his demise was announced a number of Bollywood celebs took to social media to express their grief.
India loses a great statesman & respected leader 🙏 My condolences to the family.#PranabMukherjee— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) August 31, 2020
Former President #PranabMukherjee will be remembered as a tall and multidimensional figure of Indian politics.— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) August 31, 2020
A statesman, thinker, writer and people's man.
Deepest Condolences To The Family.#RipPranabMukherjeepic.twitter.com/6EhSz3xgZG
Saddened to hear about the demise of our former President Shri Pranab Mukherjee. The nation mourns one of its most intellectual and inspiring leaders. Heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones in this hour of grief. 🙏— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) August 31, 2020
Deeply saddened by the demise of our former President, Shri #PranabMukherjee! He was a great leader and served our country in many ways! Condolences to friends and family! Rest in Peace!🕉🙏 pic.twitter.com/ZtMvVRZkvc— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) August 31, 2020