Former President Pranab Mukherjee died on Monday at the age of 84. He was hospitalized in Delhi for a long time. Pranab Mukherjee’s son informed the former president’s death.
Earlier, Pranab Mukherjee’s health deteriorated further. The hospital had said that his health had declined as he suffered septic shock due to a lung infection. Septic shock is a serious condition in which blood pressure stops functioning and body parts fail to get enough oxygen.
The Army Research and Referral Hospital had said that the doctors treating 84-year-old Mukherjee said he was in a deep coma and on ventilator. The former president was hospitalized here on August 10 and underwent brain surgery. Later, he also had an infection in his lungs.
The hospital had said in a statement, “Since yesterday, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee’s health has declined. He has had septic trauma due to a lung infection and is currently being treated by a team of specialists. He is still in a deep coma and on ventilator support. Mukherjee was the 13th President from 2012 to 2017.