Rajdeep Sardesai Slammed For Announcing Pranab Mukherjee’s Premature Demise

Dismissing “speculation” and, “fake news” regarding the health of Pranab Mukherjee, his son Abhijit Mukherjee on Thursday said that the former President is still alive and “haemodynamically” stable.

He alleged that fake news is being circulated by reputed journalists on social media regarding his father’s death.


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“My Father Shri Pranab Mukherjee is still alive & haemodynamically stable! Speculations & fake news being circulated by reputed Journalists on social media clearly reflects that Media in India has become a factory of Fake News,” Abhijit Mukherjee tweeted.

This comes after India Today journalist Rajdeep Sardesai had tweeted that Mukherjee had passed away.

He apologised in a subsequent tweet. “My deep deep apologies for falling for fake news being circulated on Pranab Mukherjee passing away. I am deeply distraught for falling for this fake news.. it was unprofessional of me to not reconfirm it before tweeting. Apologies to all.. and prayers with the family..” wrote Rajdeep.