Slight improvement: Pranab Mukherjee's daughter gives update on his health
Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee had been admitted to the hospital on Monday for brain surgery; where he had tested positive for coronavirus. He continues to be on ventilatory support, but his daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee today said that there is a slight improvement in his condition. In her tweet, she said that there was "a little improvement in his eyes' reaction to light."
Earlier, Sharmistha had appealed to the Almighty for help
Earlier, on August 12, Sharmistha had posted a heartfelt tweet on her father's medical condition, saying, "May God do what's best for him". In the same tweet, she had reminisced about her father being awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honor, on August 8, 2019. She asked God to give her strength to deal with whatever comes her way.
The condition hasn't worsened: Sharmistha on Pranab Da
In today's tweet, she said she would not get into "medical jargon," but added that the 84-year-old is showing some improvement. She posted another tweet that read, "I strongly believe in the collective energy of prayers. Deepest gratitude to all for standing by us in these difficult times." Just yesterday, she slammed media houses for running fake news about her father's demise.
She ended the tweet with a 'shloka'
Mukherjee's condition stable: Army Hospital
The Army Research and Referral Hospital, where Mukherjee is currently admitted, said in a statement this morning that his vital parameters were in a stable condition, and that his situation had not worsened. "He is under intensive care and continues to be on ventilatory support", said the hospital in its official statement. To note, Mukherjee had undergone a cardiac procedure in 2014.
Earlier, son Abhijeet called his father a 'fighter' in tweet
Yajna was held for his recovery at his ancestral village
Pranab Mukherjee originally hails from Kirnahar, Birbhum in West Bengal. At the Japeshwar Shiva Mandir, which is 2 kilometer away from his ancestral home, a 72-hour Maha Mrityunjay Yajna was held this week. "He used to worship in this temple since his childhood.... His son Abhijit requested us to organize the yajna," said Rabi Chattoraj, the temple's secretary.