President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday expressed deep shock and sorrow at the death of former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee.
In seperate condolence messages, they recalled Pranab Mukherjee’s outstanding contributions to the bi-lateral relations of the two neighbouring countries.
They also prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and conveyed profound sympathy to the bereaved family.
Pranab Mukherjee passed away on Monday evening at the age of 84.
The veteran politician was found to be coronavirus positive when he went to Army Hospital for treatment. At the hospital, he underwent surgery for a blood clot in brain.
Mukherjee, President of India from 2012 to 2017, had kept his public interactions minimal since the coronavirus pandemic struck the country in January.
He had undergone an angioplasty, a procedure to open blocked or narrowed coronary arteries, at the same hospital in 2014, according to a Hindustan Times report. He had not contested the 2017 Presidential election citing “advanced age and failing health”.
Pranab Mukherjee was conferred Padma Vibhushan in 2008 and Bharat Ratna in 2019.