Former President Pranab Mukherjee’s health deteriorated on Monday and he is in a septic shock due to lung infection, the Army Research and Referral Hospital said. He has been hospitalized for the past 21 days and been critical following brain surgery.

The former president was admitted to the Army Hospital on August 10 and was operated for removal of a clot in the brain the same day. He later developed a lung infection and had a renal dysfunction, the doctors said.


The 84-year-old Mukherjee’s health parameters are being monitored by a team of specialists at the hospital. The former president had also tested positive for the coronavirus at the time of his admission. He later developed a lung infection and kidney dysfunction.


Pranab Mukherjee was the 13th President of India from 2012 to 2017.


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