New Delhi: The ‘man of all seasons’, veteran politician and former president of India, Pranab Mukherjee handed away on Monday leaving all the nation in deep mourning. He was 84.
Fondly known as as Pranab da, Mukherjee was admitted to the Military Analysis and Referral Hospital in Delhi Cantonment on August 10 and underwent an emergency surgical procedure for elimination of a clot in his mind. He was examined optimistic for COVID-19 earlier than the life-saving operation.
Mukherjee served because the 13th President of India from 2012 until 2017. A strong orator, scholar and a statesman, he was a Congress stalwart and the go to man for all senior to junior celebration leaders all his life.
Previous to his election as President, Mukherjee efficiently spearheaded varied ministries of defence, finance, exterior affairs, commerce, transport, industries ministers in the course of the Congress and UPA regimes every so often.
He was awarded India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind in 2019.
Mukherjee was born in Mirati village below Birbhum district in West Bengal. He held a Grasp’s diploma in Political Science & Historical past and LL.B from Calcutta College.
Mukherjee is credited of taking part in a vital function in getting via the controversial Indo-US nuclear deal – 123 Settlement — and incomes an exemption for India from the Nuclear Suppliers Group.
(Edited By Suryakant Jena)
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