Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee tests positive for COVID-19

India's former president Pranab Mukherjee tests positive for COVID 19BCCL
  • India’s former President Pranab Mukherjee has tested positive for coronavirus.
  • Mukherjee took to Twitter asking anyone who has come in contact with him over the past few days to get tested and self-quarantine.
  • Mukherjee served as India’s 13th president from 2012 to 2017.
India’s former President Pranab Mukherjee has tested positive for COVID 19. Taking to Twitter, he has asked anyone who came in contact with him to get tested for the virus.

Mukherjee is currently 84 years old and served as India’s 13th President from 2012 to 2017. He is also the recipient of awards such as the Padma Vibhushan and Bharat Ratna for his contribution to society.

The news comes just days after Home Minister Amit Shah also tested positive for COVID 19 early this month after being cleared a few days later. Other Indian politicians like Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, and UP State BJP President Swatantra Dev Singh have also tested positive for coronavirus in the last month.

Mukherjee first ran for office in 1969. At the time he was with the Bangla Congress, which later merged with Congress Party, and won a seat in Rajya Sabha.

He has also served on the board o governors for the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank during his two tenures as India’s finance minister.


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