Cricketing Fraternity Mourns The Tragic Death Of Former President Pranab Mukherjee
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Cricketing Fraternity Mourns The Tragic Death Of Former President Pranab Mukherjee

Pranab Mukjherjee. (Credits: Web)

Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee passed away on Tuesday following a lengthy battle with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Pranab Mukherjee got admitted to the hospital after accidentally slipping and falling in the bathroom. He remained on ventilator support and critical condition at the Army’s Research and Referral (R&R) hospital in Delhi.

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Born in 1935 in West Bengal, Pranab Mukherjee’s political career began back in 1969 when the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi recruited him to the Indian National Congress. Thirteen years later, the late politician became the finance minister of India, serving for two years in his first stint. In 1995, Mukherjee became the minister of external affairs and vacated the position in 1996.

Pranab Mukherjee
Pranab Mukherjee. (Credits: Web)

Pranab Mukherjee once again became the Finance Minister in 2009, implementing several tax reforms. On 25th of July in 2012, Pranab became the first Bengali to hold the President’s position of India and triggered many developments, including rejecting the mercy plea of people like Yakub Menon, Ajmal Kasab, and Afzal Guru.

Here’s how the cricketing fraternity reacted to the demise of Pranab Mukherjee:

A plethora of Indian cricketers, including Gautam Gambhir, Anil Kumble, Ajinkya Rahane, Virender Sehwag, VVS Laxman, Ishant Sharma, Vinod Kambli, and Kris Srikkanth expressed their condolences following the death of the prominent figure.