Pranab Mukherjee’s children quash rumours of former president’s demise
Pranab Mukherjee’s children Abhijit and Sharmistha refuting rumours of former president’s demise; say he is alive and stable
Rumours of former President Pranab Mukherjee’s demise have been rife on social media. Amid speculation, Pranab Mukherjee’s son Abhijit Mukherjee has confirmed that the former President is alive and ‘haemodynamically stable’. His sister Sharmistha too did the same.
Abhijit Mukherjee tweeted,
My Father Shri Pranab Mukherjee is still alive & haemodynamically stable !
Speculations & fake news being circulated by reputed Journalists on social media clearly reflects that Media in India has become a factory of Fake News .
— Abhijit Mukherjee (@ABHIJIT_LS) August 13, 2020
The former President’s daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee shared a tweet saying that rumours about her father are false,
Check out her tweet refuting rumours pf her father’s demise here,
Rumours about my father is false. Request, esp’ly to media, NOT to call me as I need to keep my phone free for any updates from the hospital🙏
— Sharmistha Mukherjee (@Sharmistha_GK) August 13, 2020
The tweets from former president’s children came shortly after “#ripPranabMukherjee” started trending on social media platform Twitter.
Pranab Mukherjee was admitted to the hospital in Delhi Cantonment on August 10. He had tested postive for COVID-19.
The former President of India underwent a surgery for removal of a clot in his brain. Since then his condition was quite critical.
The doctors attending him said that his condition had worsened on Tuesday and that he had not shown signs of improvement. A team of doctors is constantly monitoring the health of the former president.