Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away at 84

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NEW DELHI | AUG 31, 2020:

Former President of India and stalwart of Indian politics Pranab Mukherjee passed away on Monday, August 31. He was 84.

The condition of Mukherjee declined on Monday morning. He suffered a septic shock due to his lung infection, the Army's Research and Referral Hospital said.

This was confirmed by his son, Abhijit Mukherjee who took to Twitter to express his grief.

Mukherjee-the Congress stalwart wore many hats over the last five decades in public life and 37 years in Parliament. He was conferred the Bharat Ratna last year.