Donald Trump condoles death of 'great leader' Pranab Mukherjee

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Donald Trump (Screengrab from a video tweeted by Trump)
Donald Trump (Screengrab from a video tweeted by Trump)

Washington : United States President Donald Trump extended his condolences to the former President of India Pranab Mukherjee.

"I was saddened to learn of the passing of India's former President, Pranab Mukherjee. I send my condolences to his family and the people of India as they grieve the loss of a great leader," Donald Trump tweeted.

Earlier today, Mike Pompeo had said, "Saddened to hear of passing of former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, whose visionary leadership was instrumental in bringing United States and India closer together. We extend our deepest condolences to people of India during this difficult time."

Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee passed away on Monday, weeks after his brain surgery and days after being tested positive for coronavirus.

The 84-year had died after being in hospital for 20 days. The seven-time parliamentarian's funeral took place today with full military honours and the centre has announced a seven-day official mourning.

India's 13th President, Pranab Mukherjee was awarded the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian honour, in August last year.