Bharat Ratna ‘Pranab Mukherjee’ dies at 84

Pranab Mukherjee was awarded the country’s highest honor, the Bharat Ratna, in 2019.

Pranab Mukherjee, 84, breathed his last at the Army Hospital in Delhi on Monday evening. He had been ill for several days and was hospitalized. A few days ago, Pranab Mukherjee also came positive for Koro. His surgery was also performed. Pranab Mukherjee’s son Abhijeet Mukherjee tweeted about Pranab Mukherjee’s death.

President Kovind and Prime Minister Modi expressed their condolences

President Ramnath Kovind and Prime Minister Modi have expressed grief over the demise of Pranab Mukherjee. Modi writes: India mourns the demise of Bharat Ratna Shri Pranab Mukherjee. He has left an indelible mark for the development of our country. They were very scalloped. Every section of society has chosen them. I reached Delhi in 2014. I have been guided by Pranab Mukherjee from day one. He has always received support and blessings. I always presented my case to them. My condolences to his family, friends, fans and his supporters all over India. Om Shanti.

Pranab Mukherjee was born on 11 December 1935 in West Bengal. He was born in a Brahmin family in Mirati village near Kirnahar town in West Bengal’s Virbhum district. He became the 13th President of India. On January 26, 2019, Pranab Mukherjee was awarded the Bharat Ratna. He took over as the 13th President of India on July 25, 2012.

Received last year Bharat Ratna Pranab was awarded the Bharat Ratna last year. “August 8 last year was a very happy day for me,” daughter Sharmishtha wrote on Twitter. Because on that day my father was honored with Bharat Ratna. One year later, on August 10, his condition worsened.

Remained a clerk and also taught in college
Pranab Mukherjee did his MA in Political Science and History from Kolkata University. He was also a clerk in the Deputy Account General (Post and Telegraph). He was also lecturing in Political Science at Vidyanagar College, Kolkata in 1963.

His contribution to the international arena
Pranab Mukherjee was a member of the Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Asian Bank and the African Development Bank. He chaired the SAARC Council of Ministers in May and November 1995.

His role in the political arena
Mukherjee made significant contributions in the fields of politics and social policy. He became India’s defense minister when the Congress party came to power in 2004. He was then appointed Foreign Minister in October 2006. Mukherjee became India’s finance minister in the second term of the Manmohan Singh government.

Pranab Mukherjee’s political journey began in West Bengal in 1969 with the Midnapore by-election. In West Bengal, Siddharth Shankar Roy proposed to Pranab Mukherjee before Indira Gandhi, who became a member of the Rajya Sabha at the tender age of 35. In addition, he has twice served as finance minister. Mukherjee was the Commerce Minister in 1993 and he took several steps towards trade liberalization.