Saddened by the death of former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, 84, on Monday, the cricket fraternity offered their sincere condolences to his family.
Mukherjee died in the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital here, his son Abhijit Mukherjee said. He was admitted to the hospital on August 10.
“The nation has lost a brilliant leader. Saddened to hear about the passing of Shri Pranab Mukherjee. My sincere condolences to his family,” tweeted Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli.
The nation has lost a brilliant leader. Saddened to hear about the passing of Shri Pranab Mukherjee. My sincere condolences to his family. 🙏🏼
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 31, 2020
His limited-overs deputy, Rohit Sharma, tweeted, “Rest in Peace #PranabMukherjee ji. An inspiring figure to the nation. My condolences are with his loved ones.”
Rest in Peace #PranabMukherjee ji. An inspiring figure to the nation. My condolences are with his loved ones.
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) August 31, 2020
My heartfelt condolences on the passing of Shri. #PranabMukherjee May his soul rest in peace. 🙏
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) August 31, 2020
Over 5 decades of unparalleled service to the nation. A powerful orator, scholar who served as the 13th President of India. His intellectual prowess and political acumen were both exemplary. He came from humble beginnings and leaves as a true Bharat Ratna. RIP #PranabMukherjee
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 31, 2020
We are extremely saddened by the passing of former President of India and Bharat Ratna Shri #PranabMukherjee 🙏🏻
Our sincerest condolences to his family and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/vUU73taLiw
— Delhi Capitals (Tweeting from 🇦🇪) (@DelhiCapitals) August 31, 2020
He was hospitalised for the last 21 days and had been critical following brain surgery.
Abhijit Mukherjee tweeted: “With a Heavy Heart, this is to inform you that my father Pranab Mukherjee has just passed away in spite of the best efforts of Doctors of RR Hospital and prayers ,duas and prarthanas from people throughout India! I thank all of You.”