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Featured Image: Pranab Mukherjee in file photo. 

By A Newsman

Bolpur, 21 October: PIJUSH Mukherjee, the elder brother of former President Pranab Mukherjee, has passed away due to cardiac arrest. He was 85.

According to his family physician Sushovan Banerjee, Mukherjee breathed his last on Friday afternoon at his residence at Jambuni locality in Bolpur. Ever since the death of his wife earlier this year, he used to live alone in the house.

His mortal remains have now been taken to Jangipur for cremation in presence of the former President, his Lok Sabha MP son Abhijit Mukherjee, and other family members.

Pijush Mukherjee has all along been a teacher and he had started his career at Labpur Jadablal High School. Later he joined Santiniketan’s Patha Bhavana as a teacher and went on to become the head of Shiksha Satra.