Ex-Indian president Pranab Mukherjee passed away today at a hospital due to multiple organ failure caused by the coronavirus infection following his recent brain surgery.
The former Indian president’s son Abhijeet Mukherjee made the announcement on Twitter.
Earlier in August, the former Indian president was hospitalised for brain surgery. The doctors proceeded with his surgery despite his diagnosis of COVID-19 prior to admission to the hospital.
According to the Times of India, Mukherjee passed away today after suffering from septic shock caused by the infection.
Following the news, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah also condoled Mukherjee’s passing.