Modi, Naidu condole Maradona’s dying

New Delhi, November 26

Paying tributes to football superstar Diego Maradona, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that he gave some of the best sporting moments on the football field and his untimely demise has saddened everyone.

The Argentine soccer great, who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title, died on Wednesday. He was 60.

Modi tweeted: “Diego Maradona was a maestro of football, who enjoyed global popularity. Throughout his career, he gave us some of the best sporting moments on the football field. His untimely demise has saddened us all. May his soul rest in peace.”

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu also condoled the death of the football legend, saying he was a rare sportsperson who enthralled millions with his magical game.

“His sudden demise is a huge loss to the world of football. My thoughts are with his family and fans in this hour of grief. May his soul rest in peace,” the Vice President Secretariat tweeted quoting Naidu. PTI

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