False alarm over former President Pranab Mukherjee death is all over the social media and WhatsApp groups from Wednesday night as the leader is still in critical condition at Army (R&R) Hospital.
Addressing the speculation and fake news, Pranab Mukherjee’s son Abhijit Mukherjee on Thursday stated that his father is still alive and “haemodynamically” stable.
“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 tweeted.
Sharmistha Mukherjee, Pranab Mukherjee’s daughter and National Spokesperson AICC also refuted the rumours about his father. Taking to her social media account, renowned Indian Kathak dancer & choreographer urged the Indian media not to spread rumours.
Meanwhile, Army (R&R) Hospital also clarified that the condition of former President Pranab Mukherjee remains unchanged this morning. “He is deeply comatose with stable vital parameters and continues to be on ventilatory support,” the hospital said in an official statement.
Sources at the hospital revealed that the 84-year-old-leader was still on the ventilator fighting back his critical condition after undergoing an emergency brain surgery. It can be noted that he was also found to be Covid-19 positive.