New Delhi: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has condoled the death of former President Pranab Mukherjee. He also recalled former President Pranab Mukherjee's commitment to reform, multilateralism and support to the world organisation.

Mukherjee died on August 31 evening following a 21-day battle with multiple ailments. He was 84.

"The Secretary-General learned with sadness of the passing of former President Mukherjee and he expresses his most sincere condolences to his family as well as to the government and people of India for this loss," spokesman for the Secretary-General, Stphane Dujarric told.

The 84-year-old veteran politician died after he suffered a septic shock on Sunday (August 30). He died of a cardiac arrest on Monday evening (August 31) following a 21-day battle with multiple ailments.

Mukherjee was in a deep coma and was on ventilator support on his last days. The government has announced a seven-day mourning period for the veteran politician.