By Our National Affairs Bureau
NEW DELHI/KATHAMANDU: The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee has expressed condolences on the passing away of Sushil, Koirala, former Prime Minister of Nepal.
In his message, the President has said, “It is with deep sorrow that I received the news of the sad demise of Shri SushilKoirala, former Prime Minister of Nepal.
Throughout his long public life, Koirala worked to strengthen the relations between India and Nepal. With his passing, Nepal has lost a visionary leader who served its people with dedication and commitment. In his death, India has lost a true and valuable friend.
I convey heartfelt condolence on my personal behalf and on behalf of the people of India to the family of Shri Koirala as well as the people of Nepal”.
In his message to the President of Nepal, Bidya Devi Bhandari, the President said, “I was deeply saddened to learn of the sad demise of former Prime Minister of Nepal and the leader of the Nepali Congress Sushil Koirala. In his passing away, Nepal has lost a leader who dedicated his life to Nepal’s progress and development. He led Nepal during the crucial period of political transition and Constitution promulgation. The simplicity of his life holds a lesson for all of us.
Sushil Koirala worked tirelessly to foster the close and multifaceted relations between India and Nepal. Under his stewardship of the Government of Nepal, considerable progress was achieved in the fields of hydropower and connectivity.
The people of India share the sorrow and grief of the people of Nepal over the loss of Shri Sushil Koirala.
Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I would request Your Excellency to kindly convey my deepest sympathies to all members of the Koirala family”.
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has condoled the passing away of Sushil Koirala, former Nepal PM.
“In Sushil Koirala ji, NC has lost a big leader who served Nepal for decades and India lost a valued friend. Pained by his demise. RIP.Sushil Koirala ji’s simplicity holds lessons for all of us. My condolences to the Koirala family and people of Nepal in this hour of grief,” the Prime Minister said.