pranab Mukherjee, former president of India and veteran Congressman passed away on Monday after a prolonged illness. He had been in a deep state of comatose owing to complications following a lifesaving surgery. Mukherjee was admitted to the Army’s Research and Referral hospital more than 20 days ago owing to health complications. He had been on ventilator support thereafter. He had tested positive also for Covid-19 the same day. Pranab Mukherjee served as India’s President between 2012 and 2017. His career in politics spanned over five decades. For his distinguished service to the nation, he was first awarded India’s second-highest civilian award, Padma Vibhushan in 2008 and then honoured with Bharat Ratna – India’s highest civilian award in 2019. President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Sonia Gandi Condoles death of former president.