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Nepal PM, Maldives President mourn death of Pranab Mukherjee Pranab Mukherjee

Nepal PM, Maldives President mourn death of Pranab Mukherjee

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 31 Aug 2020, 06:56 pm

New Delhi: The demise of former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee was not only condoled by politicians within the country but also by leaders across the globe on Monday.

Nepal President KP Sharma Oli said he was deeply saddened to know about the death of the former Indian President.

Oli tweeted: "I am deeply saddened by the news of passing away of former President of India H.E. Pranab Mukherjee. Heartfelt condolences to the government and people of India as well as the bereaved family members."

Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih posted: "Sincere condolences to his family and the people of India following the passing of former Indian President Shri Pranab Mukherjee. Mr Mukherjee was a public servant of the highest caliber and his passing is a tremendous loss not only to India but the entire South Asian region."

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina also condoled the death of the former Indian politician.

Bhutan PM Lotay Tshering remarked: "On behalf of the people of Bhutan, I offer our deepest condolences to the people of India on the passing away of Bharat Ratna Shri Pranab Mukherjee. We offer our sincere prayers and wish his family all the strength."

Former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, who remained the ceremonial head of the country from 2012-2017 after dominating the political scene as a top Congress leader for nearly five decades, died on Monday, his son confirmed.

A recipient of India's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna, he was 84.