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Dr Farooq, Omar condole demise of Pranab Mukharjee

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President, Member of Parliament from Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah and Vice President Omar Abdullah on Tuesday expressed profound grief and sorrow over the demise of Former President of India Bharat Ratna Pranab Mukharjee, who breathed his last yesterday.

With great sorrow, I received the news of the unfortunate passing away of Pranab Mukharjee Ji, a thorough gentleman, a democrat and a statesmen; his contribution towards the nation building will be remembered for all the times to come, said Party President while condoling the demise.

“A legend has left us; he has had a chequered political career, wherein he got to serve the country in various capacities. An iconic figure in politics, he belonged to the fast diminishing tribe of politicians, who are widely respected across the political spectrum. I join the country in paying homage to him, I also express my deepest condolences to his bereaved family members and pray for fortitude to them in their hour of grief,” he said.

Party Vice President, while condoling the demise, said, “I always found our interactions to be memorable. His encyclopedic memory meant he always had an anecdote to make the point under discussion. The last of the generations able to reach across the political aisle. I pay my earnest homage to him; I also express unison with the bereaved family, friends and associates of his in their hour of grief. I pray for peace to the departed soul as well.”

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