Vice President condoles the passing away of Shri Anant Kumar

New Delhi
November 12, 2018

"I am shocked and deeply saddened to learn about the untimely demise of the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Anant Kumar.

He has been a valued colleague of mine for years, right from the times of the students' movement to the Parliament. He was a committed nationalist, a celebrated and loved leader and a good administrator.

A reputed parliamentarian and a captivating speaker, his personality was multifaceted. His illustrious career and the long list of his accomplishments in public life bear testimony to the selfless service he offered to our country.

His demise is a big loss to Indian democracy and polity. I pray that the almighty gives strength and courage to his family, friends and loved ones to get through this very difficult time. May his soul rest in peace.

Om Shanti."

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