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Former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee passes away

Former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee, who had tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month, died on Monday after weeks in hospital, according to his son and the office of the current president.
A veteran politician who served as foreign and finance minister in previous administrations, Mukherjee was in a deep coma and on ventilator support after coming down with a lung infection.
"His demise is the passing of an era," the office of President Ram Nath Kovind said in a tweet.
Mukherjee had tested positive for COVID-19 on August 10 and has been hospitalized since.
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