Pranab Mukherjee’s son expresses disappointment over rumor of his father’s death
Published: 11:52 AM, 13 August 2020 Updated: 04:22 PM, 19 August 2020
Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee is in a comatose state, the country's Army’s Research and Referral (R&R) Hospital said on Thursday morning. But the parameters in the media are mounting after the rumor news surfaced about the death of the former president. News the Hindustan Times.
After rumors of former President Pranab Mukherjee's death surfaced, his son Abhijit Mukherjee clarified that his father is still alive. Taking to Twitter, Abhijit said the former president is hemodynamically stable. He also expressed disappointment over speculations of his father's death
Mukherjee’s condition remains unchanged and he continues to be on ventilator support, it further said.
The former President was admitted to the R&R hospital after testing positive for coronavirus disease Covid-19. He underwent brain surgery on Monday after a clot was discovered.
Mukherjee, 84, had said on Monday on Twitter that he tested positive for Covid-19.
“On a visit to the hospital for a separate procedure, I have tested positive for Covid-19 today. I request the people who came in contact with me in the last week, to please self-isolate and get tested for Covid-19,” Mukherjee had tweeted.
Mukherjee’s daughter Shamistha also said that rumors should not be spread about the former President.
Mukherjee’s son Abhijit tweeted on Thursday asking, people to stop circulating fake news about Mukherjee’s health. “Speculations & fake news being circulated by reputed Journalists on social media clearly reflects that Media in India has become a factory of Fake News,” he added also.
Mukherjee, who was India’s president between 2012 and 2017, had been keeping his public interactions at a minimal level after the coronavirus pandemic swept across the country.