Former President Pranab Mukherjee Passes Away

  • Former President Pranab Mukherjee has passed away.
  • Mr Mukherjee served as 13th President of India from 2012 to 2017. 
  • He also served as Union Minister of Finance, Defence, External Affairs and Commerce. 
  • He was also Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission.
  • He was elected to Rajya Sabha five times and twice to Lok Sabha. He served as Leader of both houses of Parliament. 
  • He was awarded India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna in 2019. Earlier he was awarded with Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian award in 2008.
  • ‘The Dramatic Decade: The Indira Gandhi Years’, ‘The Turbulent Years: 1980–1996’, ‘The Coalition Years: 1996–2012’ are some of the books penned by Pranab Mukharjee.