Pranab Mukherjee’s conditions worsens, daughter says ‘may God do whatever is best for him’

New Delhi: The condition of former president Pranab Mukherjee has worsened and he remains on ventilator support, the Army’s Research and Referral (R&R) Hospital said.

The 84-year-old, who was admitted to the military hospital around noon on Monday, had also tested positive for COVID-19 prior to a brain surgery.

His daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee tweeted, “Last year 8 August was 1 of d happiest day 4 me as my dad received Bharat Ratna. Exactly a year later on 10Aug he fell critically ill. May God do whatever is best 4 him & give me strength 2 accept both joys & sorrows of life with equanimity. I sincerely thank all 4 their concerns”.

The Army’s Research and Referral (R&R) Hospital in Delhi said on Tuesday that Pranab Mukherjee’s health has further deteriorated after he underwent a critical brain surgery on Monday. Pranab Mukherjee has also tested positive for coronavirus. Now he remains on ventilator support.

“Shri Pranab Mukherjee’s health condition continues to remain critical at Army Hospital (R&R) Delhi Cantonment. The former president, who underwent lifesaving emergency surgery for brain clot on 10 August 2020, has not shown any improvement and his health status has worsened. He remains on ventilatory support,” the hospital said on Tuesday evening.

 

NT Bureau