Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who was hospitalised after developing a clot in the brain for which he underwent a surgery on August 10, drew his last breath at the age of 84 on Monday evening.
It has been learnt that the 84-year-old had also tested positive for the coronavirus pandemic earlier this month. Pranab Mukherjee, who served as India’s President from 2012 to 2017, clinched several awards and received many accolades and honours.
It is a fantastic achievement. As the former President of India left all of us, here’s a list of accolades and honours he recieved in life:
Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian award, in 2008.
Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award, in 2019.
Grand Cross of National Order of the Ivory Coast in June 2016.
Grand Collar of the Order of Makarios III in April 2017.
Hon. Doctor of Letters degree by the University of Wolverhampton, UK in 2011.
Hon. D.Litt by Assam University in March 2012.
Hon. D.Litt. by Visvesvaraya Technological University; Belgaum, Karnataka in 2012
Hon. LL.D. by President of Bangladesh and Chancellor Md. Zillur Rahman at University of Dhaka on 4 March 2013.
DCL (Doctor of Civil Law) (honoris causa) by University of Mauritius in 13 March 2013.
Hon. Doctorate by Istanbul University on 5 October 2013.
Honorary Doctorate from the University of Calcutta in 28 November 2014.
Hon. Doctorate in Political Science by University of Jordan in 11 October 2015.
Hon. Doctorate by Al-Quds University of Ramallah, Palestine in 13 October 2015.
Hon. Doctorate by Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel in 15 October 2015.
Hon. Doctorate by Kathmandu University, Nepal in 3 November 2016.
Hon. Doctorate by Goa University in 25 April 2017.
D.Litt.(Honoris Causa) by the Jadavpur University in 24 December 2017.
Hon. D.Litt by University of Chittagong in 16 January 2018.