Tag: Pranab Mukherjee

Former President of India Pranab ‘Babu’ breathes his last (Obituary)

By Anindya Banerjee NEW DELHI: Pranab Mukherjee — a former President, the man who missed becoming the Prime Minister of India by a whisker, the Congress party’s trouble-shooter during the UPA rule and the unlikely Congressman with proximity to Prime Minister Narendra Modi (the Prime Minister refers to him as ‘Dada’) — breathed his last on […]

Narendra Modi speaks to Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, Pranab Mukherjee on coronavirus

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reached out to top leaders from across the political spectrum, including Congress president Sonia Gandhi and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee, to discuss the situation arising out of the coronavirus outbreak. He also spoke to former presidents Pranab Mukherjee and Pratibha Patil, and former prime ministers Manmohan Singh […]

Pranab Mukherjee, Nanaji Deshmukh, Bhupen Hazarika conferred Bharat Ratna

NEW DELHI: Former president Pranab Mukherjee, late Bharatiya Jana Sangh leader Nanaji Deshmukh and late singer Bhupen Hazarika were conferred the Bharat Ratna, the country’s highest civilian award, on Thursday. President Ram Nath Kovind gave the award to Mukherjee, Hazarika’s son Tej and Virenderjeet Singh, a close relative of Deshmukh, at a function held at […]

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