Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee Passes Away

Pranab Mukherjee in 2012. He filled many governmental roles in India, but the top job of prime minister eluded him.
Pranab Mukherjee in 2012. Credit…Adnan Abidi/Reuters

Pranab Mukherjee the Former President of India died on Monday at a hospital in New Delhi at the age 84

He was struggling with a long illness after his brain surgery at Army Hospital and was also tested positive for covid19 infection.

he is survived by his son Abhijit, daughter, Sharmistha, and another son, Indrajit.

many consider him as the most eligible person in India who was never given chance to become the Prime Minister of the country, he also had the ambition of reaching the high post throughout his political career.

he was made president of India in 2012.

he was born in Dec 11, 1935 in the small village of Mirati in India’s West Bengal state. during his early career days he was a school teacher, his father was a Congress leader at that time and this introdcued him to politics formally.

As finance minister, Mr. Mukherjee delivered the annual budget to India’s Parliament in 2012.

After joining politics Mr. Mukherjee become one of biggest known name in political circle and he was one of few trusted person of than primer minister Mrs. Indira Gandhi.

he was made finance minister of India in 1980, one of most important portifilio in any country in any government, although Mr. Mukherjee doesnt enjoy same realtion with Mrs. Gandhis son and next primer minister of India Mr. Rajiv Gandhi and he was totally ignored by Mr. Rajiv Gandhi.

In 2019 he was awarded India’s highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna,

Here are some Pranab Mukherjee famous quotes:

There is no humiliation more abusive than hunger.

“I have seen vast, perhaps unbelievable changes during the journey that has brought me from the flicker from a lamp in a small Bengal village to the chandeliers of Delhi.”

We are all equal children before our mother; and India asks each one of us, in whatsoever role we play in the complex drama of nation-building, to do our duty with integrity, commitment and unflinching loyalty to the values enshrined in our Constitution.

The young people of India will build a strong and powerful nation, a nation that is politically mature and economically strong, a nation whose people enjoy both a high quality of life as well as justice.

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