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Tuesday, 1 September 2020

BJP, Congress leaders condole Pranab’s death

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 31

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has expressed grief over the demise of Pranab Mukherjee, former President of India, who passed away at 84 on Monday after a prolonged illness.

In a condolence message issued, Manohar Lal K hatter said he was deeply saddened by the passing away of former President. He was a scholar par excellence and a vastly experience leader who served the nation with utmost devotion. The country has lost a seasoned statesman in his death, he added.

Khattar conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and prayed to the almighty that the departed soul may rest in peace.

Former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and HPCC president Kumari Selja remembered former President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday and offered their condolences.

The former CM said, "The death of Mukherjee is a big loss for the nation. He served the country in different capacities. He will be remembered as a model politician, able administrator and source of inspiration. Our family's three generations have had worked with him."

Selja said, "His death is a personal loss to me. My father Dalbir Singh had brotherly relations with him as both were ministers in the Indira Gandhi government. I had a privilege to work with him both in the party and government. He had always guided me like a father."

from The Tribune

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