Who was Pranab Mukherjee? A Congress loyalist, the ex-president held key Cabinet portfolios in career spanning 5 decades
A powerful orator and scholar, Mukherjee had been a Congress stalwart for long before he was elected as India's 13th President and served from July 2012 to 2017 in the top post.
Mukherjee was admitted to the Army's Research and Referral hospital in Delhi cantonment on 10 August and is being treated for respiratory infection
Former president Pranab Mukherjee underwent life-saving emergency surgery for a brain clot on 10 August
The former president had tested COVID-19 positive, in addition to undergoing a brain surgery, on Monday
Mukherjee, 84, has been on ventilator support after a surgery to remove a clot in his brain. He also tested positive for COVID-19.
Foundation for India to become $5 trillion economy in future laid by 'previous govts', says former president Pranab Mukherjee
Former president Pranab Mukherjee said that the foundations of modern India were laid by our founders who firmly believed in a planned economy
In wake of reports that former president Pranab Mukherjee was not invited for the Iftar party to be hosted by Congress president Rahul Gandhi on 13 June, the party clarified that an invite was extended to him and he has accepted it.
Speech will be forgotten, visuals will remain: Pranab Mukherjee's daughter tells ex-president on appearing for RSS event today
A day before Pranab Mukherjee addresses an RSS event in Nagpur, the former president's daughter and Congress leader Sharmishta Mukherjee said she disapproved of his decision, and said he was giving the BJP and the Sangh a handle to plant false stories as his "speech will be forgotten" but "visuals will remain".
The Congress on Tuesday refrained from making a comment on former president Pranab Mukherjee accepting an invite from the RSS to be the chief guest at the valedictory function at the RSS headquarters in Nagpur on 7 June.