Donald Trump condoles death of Pranab Mukherjee, says he was a great leader
Donald Trump is saddened to the death of former president Pranab Mukherjee. Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and President Abdul Hameed also expressed their grieves.
Washington: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday expressed deep sorrow over the death of Bharat Ratna awardee former President Pranab Mukherjee, saying that Mr Mukherjee was a great leader.
Mr Trump said he was “deeply saddened” to hear of the death of former President Pranab Mukherjee. He expressed his condolences to Mr. Mukherjee’s family and the people of India on losing a great leader.
The former president was admitted to RR Hospital on August 10. He was diagnosed with blood clots in his brain, following which he underwent surgery. Later, an infection spread to his lungs and then to his kidneys that caused his sad demise on Monday.
Mr. Mukherjee’s last rites were performed with full state honors at the Lodhi Road crematorium on Tuesday afternoon. As he was Covid positive, the rites carried out with all precautions, leading to fewer people attending the former president’s funeral.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and President Abdul Hamid also mourned over the demise of former President Pranab Mukherjee.