Odisha CM Joins PM, President In Paying Tribute To Pranab Mukherjee

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New Delhi: Tributes poured in for Pranab Mukherjee after the former President passed away at a hospital in the Capital on Monday.

Son Abhijeet Mukherjee confirmed the news with a tweet.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik were among those who paid tributes to Mukherjee as India went into mourning.

PM Modi recalled his association with Mukherjee. “I was new to Delhi in 2014. From Day 1, I was blessed to have the guidance, support and blessings of Shri Pranab Mukherjee. I will always cherish my interactions with him. Condolences to his family, friends, admirers and supporters across India. Om Shanti,” Modi tweeted.

President Kovind wrote Mukherjee’s demise signifies the passing of an era.

Odisha CM Naveen described Mukherjee as an illustrious son of India, who had vast knowledge on almost all issues and was insightful, prudent and balanced in all his approach to life.

“He had a distinguished political career and was respected and loved by all sections of society for his judicious decisions and unparalleled experience in governance. He will always be remembered for his exceptional ability to forge consensus on National issues. His demise brings an end to a glorious life,” Naveen added.

Union Minister Pratap Sarangi saluted Bharat Ratna Mukherjee in a series of tweets.

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