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India’s former president Pranab Mukherjee dies from COVID-19 – ABC News

Former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee dies at age 84 due to a lung infection, weeks after he was diagnosed with COVID-19.

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Former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee has died due to a lung infection, weeks after he was diagnosed with COVID-19.
Key points:

  • Mukherjee was sworn in as president in 2012
  • He was considered one of the rare Indian politicians to bridge partisan lines
  • He resigned from the presidency two years in, following a corruption scandal

He tested positive for COVID-19 on August 10 and had been in hospital since. He was 84.
Born on December 11, 1935 in the village o…

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