Pranab Mukherjee was the President of India between 2012 and 2017

New Delhi: Rubbishing news about former President Pranab Mukherjee’s death, his son Abhijit Mukherjee said, “My Father Shri Pranab Mukherjee is still alive & haemodynamically stable !”

He added, “Speculations & fake news being circulated by reputed Journalists on social media clearly reflects that Media in India has become a factory of Fake News.”

The ex-President, 84, had tested positive for COVID-19 last week. He underwent a surgery for removing a brain clot at Army Research & Referral (R&R) Hospital on August 10.

Post the operation, he is in comatose with stable vital parameters and continues to be on ventilatory support.

However, #ripPranabMukherjee started trending on Twitter on Thursday. As a renowned journalist had tweeted that the ex-president has passed away. Following which, Abhijit intervened and clarified about his father’s health.

Abhijit later tweeted, “Update : My father is & has always been a fighter ! He is slowly responding to medical interventions & all his vital parameters are stable . I urge upon every well wisher to pray for my father’s speedy recovery ! We need them.”

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Even his daughter, Sharmishtha Mukherjee took to Twitter to clarify. She said, “Rumours about my father is false. Request, esp’ly to media, NOT to call me as I need to keep my phone free for any updates from the hospital.”

The veteran Congress leader was the president of India from 2012 to 2017. He has had a long political career during where he donned several hats including that of defence, finance, external affairs, commerce, shipping, and industries minister.

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