New Delhi, August 31
Expressing nice shock over the demise of former President Pranabh Mukherjee, social gathering president Sonia Gandhi on Monday mentioned she learnt lots from the Congress veteran, who introduced distinction to each submit he held.
Mukherjee, 84, died in a military hospital right here on Monday.
In her condolence letter to Sharmistha Mukherjee, the daughter of the previous president, the Congress chief mentioned his life over the previous 5 a long time mirrored 50 years of India’s historical past.
“He brought distinction to every post he held. He established a genuine rapport with colleagues across the political spectrum, and he served our country with the utmost dedication,” Gandhi mentioned.
She additional mentioned, “Pranab Da had been such an integral and prominent part of national life, the Congress party and the central government for over five decades, it is hard to imagine how we can do without his wisdom, experience, sage advice and deep understanding of so many subjects.”
“His life over the past 50 years mirrored 50 years of the history of India, for he played a crucial role both in shaping the course of events as well as actively participating in them, whether as a cabinet minister, parliamentarian or President of India,” Gandhi mentioned in her message.
Mukherjee had been critically unwell for some days, it nonetheless comes as a terrific shock to study of his passing, the Congress chief mentioned.
Noting that she personally had so many heat reminiscences of her working with him, she mentioned, “I learnt so much from him. The Congress party deeply mourns his loss and will always honour his memory.”
Sending her condolences to Sharmistha, her brother and different relations, Gandhi mentioned “Pranab Da has now been released from his suffering. May his soul rest in peace.”
The former President died on the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital right here following a 21-day battle with a number of illnesses. — PTI