Pranab Mukherjee’s health remains critical: Former President’s daughter shares an old memory

12 August, 2020 | Ojasvi Chauhan

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As former president Pranab Mukherjee's health remains critical, his daughter on Monday shared a post on Twitter recalling the time when he was awarded the Bharat Ratna and thanked everyone for thei...

Congress member Sharmistha Mukherjee, the daughter of former president Pranab Mukherjee, on Monday shared her father’s health update. In her latest Twitter post, she recalled the time when he was awarded the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour. Ms Mukherjee also expressed her gratitude to all those who wished a speedy recovery for her father.

She wrote that August 8 was one of the most joyous occasion for her as her father received the Bharat Ratna. And now, nearly a year later, he fell critically ill. She prayed to god to do whatever they deem best for him and give her the strength to accept both joys and sorrows of life with equal resilience. She then thanked everyone for their wishes.

Aged 84 years old, Pranab Mukherjee’s health is currently critical. He is on ventilator support at Delhi’s Army Hospital. In his latest health bulletin, the doctors shared that his health is extremely fragile. He was  earlier diagnosed with coronavirus and then moved to the hospital on Monday. Post which, he also underwent a brain surgery.

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Mr Mukherjee wrote in a tweet on Monday that he had tested positive for coronavirus and urged people were recently in contact with him to remain in self-quarantine and get tested for coronavirus. Post which, several politicians extended well wishes to him on Twitter. President Ram Nath Kovind also spoke to his daughter Sharmistha on Monday.

Meanwhile, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh paid him a visit on Monday and sought insight about Mr Mukherjee’s medical status from doctors. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also wished Mr Mukherjee a quick recovery.

A 72-hour yajna was also conducted on Tuesday in Pranab Mukherjee’s native place at West Bengal’s Birbhum district, wherein his family members of his family prayed for him.

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