Mr Mukherjee had informed on Twitter that he tested positive for the corona virus [COVID-19] during a regular hospital visit.

Former President of India Pranab Mukherje is reported to have undergone a successful brain surgery in the Army’s Research and Referral hospital in Delhi on Monday.

Earlier, Mr Mukherjee had informed on Twitter that he tested positive for the corona virus [COVID-19] during a regular hospital visit.

His condition has been  reported to be stable and is being given ventilator support post the surgery.

“On a visit to the hospital for a separate procedure, I have tested positive for COVID19 today. I request the people who came in contact with me in the last week, to please self isolate and get tested for COVID-19. #CitizenMukherjee,”tweeted the 84-year-old leader and recipient of India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna.

Messages wishing speedy recovery to the former President poured in on social media.

Speedy recovery messages

Messages wishing him speedy recovery poured in on social media.

“Please take care sir. We are praying for your speedy recovery and good health @CitiznMukherjee (sic),” Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted in response to Mr. Mukherjee’s tweet.

Minister for Railways and Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal too wished him speedy recovery. “I pray for the well being and speedy recovery of Shri Pranab Mukherjee. I am confident he will be successful in recovering from the virus quickly. Wishing him strength and good health,” he said on Twitter.

Several Congress leaders including Karnataka Congress chief D.K. Shivakumar, Randeep Surjewala, Ajay Maken wished Mr. Mukherjee a speedy recovery.

“Sir, wishing you a speedy recovery and a long and healthy life”, Mr. Maken tweeted.

“Concerned to hear about Former President Pranab Mukherjee Da testing positive for #COVID19. My prayers are with him & his family during this time and I wish him a speedy recovery,” West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted.

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