Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away at 84

August 31: In what comes as grave news for the country, Pranab Mukherjee, Former President of India has passed away after a long struggle with his deteriorating health condition after he contracted COVID-19 and additional medical complications which had left him in a coma for several days. The 13th President has served the country greatly […] The post Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away at 84 appeared first on The Sikkim Chronicle - Sikkim News.

Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away at 84

August 31: In what comes as grave news for the country, Pranab Mukherjee, Former President of India has passed away after a long struggle with his deteriorating health condition after he contracted COVID-19 and additional medical complications which had left him in a coma for several days.

The 13th President has served the country greatly and contributed extensively in its governance, his political career having spanned five decades beginning it by taking the role of an MP in the Rajya Sabha in 1969 from the Congress seat.

He was focused on his education, making the most of what he had to learn as much as he could, taking up jobs as a journalist, a professor and a clerk before his foray into politics. During his time in politics, he focused on economy and foreign affairs, making his mark on other leaders who relied on his experience and wisdom for guidance.

His demise was announced by his son, Abhijit Mukherjee via Twitter.

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