Former President Pranab Mukherjee
Former President Pranab Mukherjee
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Hours after tweeting that he had contacted COVID-19, sources say that the former President Pranab Mukherjee has undergone surgery. Earlier in the day he had mentioned that he was on a hospital visit for a separate procedure.

According to a PTI update, Mukherjee had undergone a successful brain surgery for removal of a clot. Reportedly, he is in the Army's R&R hospital on ventilator support.

Further details awaited.

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