Saturday, 22 March 2014

President of India condoles the passing away of Khushwant Singh

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has condoled the passing away of Shri Khushwant Singh. 

In a condolence message to his son, Shri Rahul Singh, the President has said, “I am deeply saddened to learn about the passing away of Shri Khushwant Singh. 

A prolific writer who made his mark in literature as well as journalism, Shri Singh will be remembered for his sharp insight and unique wit, as well as sense of humour. Shri Singh’s writings delighted generations of readers and he was conferred several awards and national honours including the Padma Vibhushan. His contribution to the nation as a Member of Parliament was also noteworthy. A fearless intellectual and exceptional man, his sad demise leaves a vacuum difficult to fill. 

I convey my heartfelt condolences to the members of the bereaved family and his countless fans and admirers. I pray for peace of the departed soul”.

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