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03:01 PM, August 13, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:08 PM, August 13, 2020

Pranab Mukherjee ‘deeply comatose’, vitals stable

Ailing former Indian president Pranab Mukherjee is "deeply comatose" and his condition remained unchanged, the Army's Research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi said today.

"The condition of Shri Pranab Mukherjee remains unchanged this morning, He is deeply comatose with stable vital parameters and he continues to be on ventilatory support," a statement from the hospital said, our New Delhi correspondent reports.

The former president was admitted to the hospital on August 10 and underwent a surgery for removal of a clot in his brain. He also tested positive for Covid-19.

In the midst of rumours, Mukherjee's son Abhijit Mukherjee tweeted today that "my father Shri Pranab Mukherjee is still alive and haemodynamically stable."

"Speculations and fake news being circulated by reputed journalists on social media clearly reflects that media in India has become a factory of fake news," he said on Twitter.

Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee also tweeted "Rumours about my father are false. Request, especially to the media, not to call me as I need to keep my phone free for any updates from the hospital."

Pranab Mukherjee was the president of India for five years, from July 2012.

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