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'Improvement in his eyes' reaction to light': Why Sharmistha is hopeful about Pranab Mukherjee's health

12:16 PM Aug 14, 2020 | FPJ Web Desk

The daughter of former President Pranab Mukherjee, who is in a critical condition after undergoing brain surgery, said that though his condition continues to remain very critical, it hasn’t worsened.

Sharmistha Mukherjee who is Congress leader took to Twitter and wrote, "Without getting into medical jargons, whatever I could understand from last two days is that though my dads’ condition continues to remain very critical, it hasn’t worsened. There’s little improvement in his eyes’ reaction to light."

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"I strongly believe in the collective energy of prayers. Deepest gratitude to all for standing by us in these difficult times. Would request to continue with your prayers. May God bless us all," added Sharmistha Mukherjee.

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Yesterday, she prayed for her father saying may God do whatever is best for him.

She also said that her father has fallen critically ill just a year after he received the 'Bharat Ratna' -- the country's highest civilian award.

"Last year August 8 was one of the happiest days for me as my dad received Bharat Ratna. Exactly a year later on August 10, he fell critically ill.

"May God do whatever is best for him and give me the strength to accept both joys and sorrows of life with equanimity. I sincerely thank all for their concerns," she said on Twitter.

The condition of former President Pranab Mukherjee remained unchanged on Friday and he continues to be on ventilator support, doctors attending on him said.

Mukherjee was admitted to the Army's Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi cantonment on Monday and was operated for the removal of a clot in the brain. He had also tested positive for COVID-19.

"The condition of Hon'ble Shri Pranab Mukherjee remains unchanged this morning (14 August 2020). He is under intensive care and continues to be on ventilatory support. His vital parameters are presently stable," the hospital said in a statement.

Mukherjee served as the 13th President of India from 2012 to 2017.

(With inputs from PTI)

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