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US President Donald Trump on Tuesday expressed deep sorrow over the demise of Bharat Ratna-awarded former President Pranab Mukherjee, saying he was a great leader. Trump tweeted, “Very sad to hear the news of the demise of former President Pranab Mukherjee. I express my condolences to his family and the people of India, who have lost a great leader. ‘

The former president was admitted to RR Hospital on 10 August last. A blood clot was detected in his brain there, after which he was operated upon. Later, he got lung infection and kidney disturbances. He breathed his last on monday

Pranab Mukherjee was cremated Tuesday afternoon at the Lodhi Road crematorium with full state honors and his coronation-positive funeral was followed by all precautionary instructions under the global epidemic. Due to this, fewer people attended the funeral of the former president.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and President Abdul Hanid expressed condolences on the passing away of former President Pranab Mukherjee.

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