After his demise, his friends and family have been revisiting their past and revealing interesting stories about him that sheds light on the kind of person he truly was. Here's one such story.
According to NDTV, while recollecting fond memories with Pranab Da, his close friend Amal Kumar Mukhopadhyay said that Pranab ji used to walk barefoot while going to a village school in West Bengal's Birbhum district during the 1940s.
Mukhopadhyay, who is a professor, and Pranab were friends for nearly seven decades and they even went to the same college in 1952. That's where the journey of their lifelong friendship began.
A few days before he fell ill, Pranab telephoned me and said it was getting late and told me that after the coronavirus pandemic is over, he will come to Kolkata and give me three complete days to record his interview for the book, but that was not to be.
A people's person, and a giant in politics, that's how we will always remember Pranab Mukherjee.