New Delhi: India remembered Pranab Mukherjee - the country's 13 President - as rich tributes were paid by leaders across party lines on his first death anniversary. In emotional posts, his daughter Sharmistha and son Abhijit said they "remember him every day" and "some pains never heal".
"Some pains never heal. Exactly a year now since you left us. Miss you everyday Baba," tweeted Sharmistha Mukherjee and shared some old pictures along with her father.
In another tweet, she thanked Congress chief Sonia Gandhi "for her kind words of encouragement for the first Pranab Mukherjee Memorial Lecture," and shared a letter from Mrs Gandhi. The event is being organised today by Pranab Mukherjee Legacy Foundation (PMLF).
Abhijit Mukherjee also shared a picture with his father as he wrote: "Baba, your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure! We remember you every day and your absence is a void among us that can never be filled!"
"Pranab da, who stood for democracy, for secularism, for equality," read a tweet shared by the official party handle.
Congress leader Adhir Chowdhury called him "an institution by himself, an Odyssey of a chequered and brilliant political career in the contemporary world, dyed in the wool a democratic and secular personality."