Friday, 21 March 2014

Vice President Condoles the Passing Away of Shri Khushwant Singh

The Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari has condoled the passing away of Shri Khushwant Singh, an iconic figure and one of the most prominent author, commentator and journalist of our country who also served as Member of the Rajya Sabha from 1980-86. In his condolence message, Shri Ansari said that Shri Khushwant Singh had a long, prolific and illustrious literary career spanning several decades during which he wrote on subjects varying from politics and poetry to issues of social concern. He was particularly admired for being fearless in expressing his views in his writings and speech.

Following is the text of Vice President’s condolence message :

“I am profoundly saddened at the passing away of Shri Khushwant Singh, an iconic figure and one of the most prominent author, commentator and journalist of our country. He also served as Member of the Rajya Sabha from 1980-86.
Shri Khushwant Singh had a long, prolific and illustrious literary career spanning several decades during which he wrote on subjects varying from politics and poetry to issues of social concern. He was particularly admired for being fearless in expressing his views in his writings and speech.
I convey my heartfelt condolences to the members of the bereaved family, his friends and admirers. I pray to the Almighty to give them strength and fortitude to bear their loss.”

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