Pranab Mukherjee, ex-president and Congress veteran, dies in Delhi hospital
By Our Correspondent, 31/08/2020, New Delhi

Former President Pranab Mukherjee is no more. He breathed his last at Army Hospital in New Delhi this evening. He was 84. His son Abhijit Mukherjee informed this through Twitter.

He said, Mr Pranab Mukherjee passed away in spite of the best efforts of doctors of Army R&R Hospital and prayers, duas and prarthanas from people throughout the country.

Mr Mukherjee served as 13th President of India from 2012 to 2017. He also served as Union Minister of Finance, Defence, External Affairs and Commerce.

Mr Mukherjee was also Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission. He was elected to Rajya Sabha five times and twice to Lok Sabha. Mr Mukherjee served as Leader of both houses of Parliament.