New Delhi, September 1
Former president Pranab Mukherjee’s son Abhijit, a parliamentarian, mentioned on Tuesday that he deliberate to transform one flooring of their home in West Bengal’s Jangipur right into a museum-cum-library within the reminiscence of the departed chief.
Abhijit additionally mentioned he would really like the federal government to concern a postage stamp in honour of his father.
Mukherjee, who had examined constructive for coronavirus and had been in a coma after a mind surgical procedure earlier this month, handed away on Monday night on the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi. He was 84.
“A postal stamp I request… If the government agrees, I will be very happy,” he mentioned.
“And on the personal side, I am planning to convert the first floor or the ground floor of the house my father constructed at Jangipur into a museum-cum-library,” Abhijit mentioned.
“I will gather his personal belongings, particularly the vast number of books, gift items such as plaques and put them into that museum,” he mentioned.
Abhijit, nevertheless, rued his father might by no means keep in that home for longer durations. “By the time the house was constructed, he had gone to a bigger house, the President’s House,” he mentioned, because the elder statesman left on his last journey.
Abhijit remembered he had introduced a jackfruit for his father from their farm in Jangipur on August 4.
“Jackfruit is available in Delhi, too, but I took all the pain…because that’s from our field. I travelled by train and brought him one,” the previous Jangipur MP mentioned.
“My father ate it. Fortunately, his blood sugar level remained in control. I am happy I could at least fulfil this wish of my father,” he mentioned.
Abhijit mentioned his father had instructed him that in politics and in any other case, one ought to keep away from being revengeful. “His message was clear and I will always remember it.”
Abhijit additionally thanked the medical doctors for attempting their greatest whereas treating his father.
“They tried everything…but it seems he had completed his role in the world. He passed away at the right age. He got everything whatever a common man wants to have,” Abhijit added.
Family members, family members, pals, politicians, members of most of the people and Congress staff paid their homage to the departed chief at his 10, Rajaji Marg residence.
People stood in lengthy queues within the lawns, carrying masks and sustaining a distance of two toes amongst one another, which typified the brand new regular in occasions of COVID-19. PTI