Bollywood mourns demise of former President of India Pranab Mukherjee (1935-2020)
The veteran politician passed away after prolonged illness at 84 in New Delhi
Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee passed away at 84 today. He was in coma after a brain surgery earlier this month and was admitted to the Army Research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi. He had also tested positive for COVID-19.
Pranab Mukherjee served as the 13th President of India from 2012 until 2017. He was a senior member of the Indian National Congress (INC) and had held multiple cabinet portfolios in his career.
Several Bollywood celebrities paid their respects on Twitter. “Deeply saddened hearing this news,” Varun Dhawan wrote with a picture of the late politician.
RIP sir .2020 has been an extremely hard year for one and all. We have lost a great leader today. Prayers and strength to the family. pic.twitter.com/KTAIaKlxAM
— VarunDhawan (@Varun_dvn) August 31, 2020
Raveena Tandon shared her condolences and prayers.
Saddened to learn about demise of Former President of India, Bharat Ratna Shri Pranab Mukherjee. Heartfelt condolences and prayers for peace of the departed soul. #PranabMukherjee @CitiznMukherjee Om Shanti.
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) August 31, 2020
Farhan Akhtar tweeted:
Deepest condolences to the family of Shri Pranab Mukherjee. @CitiznMukherjee RIP.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) August 31, 2020
Kailash Kher shared a picture of receiving the Padma Shri from the former president.
हमारे पूर्व राष्ट्रपति श्री @CitiznMukherjee पंचतत्व में विलीन हो बैकुण्ठ प्रयाण कर गये. परमेश्वर उनको अपने श्री चरणो में सद्गति दें।मेरा भाग्य कि इस जन्म में उनका आशीर्वाद और क्षणिक सानिध्य हमें प्राप्त हुआ।मेरी संवेदना अतः प्रार्थना परिवार के साथ.ॐ @ABHIJIT_LS #PranabMukherjee pic.twitter.com/glvToYG1i9
— Kailash Kher (@Kailashkher) August 31, 2020
Rahul Bose remembered meeting him at the film screening of Poorna at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Fondly remember Shri #PranabMukherjee inviting the team of @PoornaTheFilm for a screening of #Poorna at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Here he is meeting @PoornaMalavath & @RSPraveenSwaero before the event. He had extremely generous words to say after the screening. Rest in peace, Sir. pic.twitter.com/PkIiJiA1aX
— Rahul Bose (@RahulBose1) August 31, 2020