Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away

Former president of our country Pranab Mukherjee passed away on Monday. He was 84. The health condition of Mukherjee declined on Monday morning and he has suffered a septic shock because of  his lung infection, the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital said.

He first became the general secretary of the Congress in 1998. He was a member of the Congress Working Committee for 23 years. For a brief period he was also given the responsibility to head the West Bengal unit of the Party He also worked under three Prime Ministers – Indira Gandhi, Narasimha Rao and Dr Manmohan Singh. He is the only finance minister to have presented budgets both before the 1991 reforms in the license-permit raj regime as well after the 1991 economic reforms.

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