President Ramnath Kovind has condoled the death of former President Pranab Mukherjee. Mr.Kovind said, his demise is passing of an era. A colossus in public life, he served Mother India with the spirit of a sage.
President Kovind said, the nation mourns losing one of its worthiest sons. He said, endowed with perspicacity and wisdom, Bharat Ratna Mr. Mukherjee combined tradition and modernity.
In his 5 decade long illustrious public life, he remained rooted to the ground irrespective of the exalted offices he held. He endeared himself to people across the political spectrum.
Mr. Kovind said, as the First Citizen, Mr.Mukherjee continued to connect with everyone, bringing Rashtrapati Bhavan closer to the people. He opened its gates for public visit. Mr. Kovind described Mr. Mukherjee’s decision to discontinue the use of the honorific ‘His Excellency’ as historic.