Pranab Mukherjee In Hospital, Daughter Remembers 'Happiest Day' Year Ago

Pranab Mukherjee acquired the Bharat Ratna – the nation’s highest civilian award – final August. (File)

New Delhi:

Former President Pranab Mukherjee’s daughter, Congress chief Sharmistha Mukherjee, has tweeted on her father, whose well being stays vital and is in hospital. The 84-year-old’s situation has “worsened”, the Military Hospital in Delhi stated in its bulletin on Tuesday night. He had examined optimistic for coronavirus when he went to the hospital Monday for an additional process. Later, he underwent a mind surgical procedure for the elimination of a clot.

Ms Mukerjee recalled the day her father acquired the nation’s highest civilian award – the Bharat Ratna – final August. She additionally thanked all those that wished her father a speedy restoration.

“Final 12 months August eight was one of many happiest day for me as my dad acquired Bharat Ratna. Precisely a 12 months later, on August 10, he fell critically in poor health. Might God do no matter is greatest for him and provides me energy to simply accept each joys and sorrows of life with equanimity. I sincerely thank all for his or her issues,” Ms Mukerjee wrote on Twitter this morning.

The Bharat Ratna award ceremony on the Rashtrapati Bhawan on August eight final 12 months was attended by high leaders, together with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had hailed him because the “excellent statesman of our occasions” when the names of the recipients had been introduced in final January.

“The previous President who underwent lifesaving emergency surgical procedure for mind clot on 10 August 2020 has not proven any enchancment and his well being standing has worsened. He stays on ventilatory help,” the hospital stated in an announcement on Tuesday.

Mr Mukherjee had tweeted on Monday that he had examined optimistic for COVID-19 and urged individuals who had are available in contact with him within the final week to isolate themselves and get examined for the novel coronavirus.

Quickly after the information of his hospitalisation, needs poured in from varied quarters for his early restoration and plenty of leaders despatched their needs on Twitter. President Ram Nath Kovind additionally spoke to Sharmistha Mukherjee and enquired about his well being on Monday night.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited the R&R Hospital on Monday and enquired concerning the former President’s well being. Mr Singh was on the hospital for round 20 minutes. Congress chief Rahul Gandhi additionally despatched in his greatest needs to the previous president and wished him early restoration.


In the meantime, a 72-hour yajna was organised on Tuesday in Pranab Mukherjee’s ancestral place in West Bengal’s Birbhum district, information company PTI reported. His sister and different family members reportedly prayed for him at their residence in Birbhum’s Kirnahar.

(With inputs from PTI)


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