President, PM condole Kamla Advani’s death

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New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and many prominent leaders have condoled the death of veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani’s wife Kamla.

Kamla Advani died on Wednesday following a heart attack, doctors at AIIMS said.

“I fondly recall many visits of Kamla Advani to Rashtrapati Bhavan accompanying Advani-ji and her endearing presence. Kamla Advani was soft, cultured and left a lasting impression on whomsoever she met,” Mukherjee posted on his official Twitter account.

“Deeply pained and saddened by Kamla Advani-ji’s demise. She always inspired and motivated karyakartas and was L.K. Advani-ji’s pillar of strength. I recall my many interactions with Kamla Advani-ji. My thoughts are with the Advani family in this hour of grief. May her soul rest in peace,” tweeted Modi.

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Home Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted: “Deeply pained to learn of Kamla Advani’s demise. May god give L.K. Advani-ji and his family the strength to bear this great loss.”

Congress president Sonia Gandhi also expressed deep grief and sorrow at the death of Kamla Advani. Extending her condolences, she said she shared the pain caused by their loss and prayed for the departed soul.

West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also condoled the death.

“The governor conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family,” the Raj Bhavan in Kolkata said in a press statement.

Condoling the death, Mamata Banerjee wrote: “Saddened at the passing of Kamla Advani-ji. Great loss to Advani-ji and family. My deepest condolences.”

BJP president Amit Shah tweeted: “Deeply saddened by the demise of Kamla Advani-ji. My heartfelt condolences to the Advani family. May god give strength to bear the great pain.”

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“My sincere condolences to Advani-ji on the passing away of his wife Smt Kamla Advani. My prayers are with him&his family in this time of grief,” Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi posted on his official twitter account.

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