New Delhi 31 August 2020: Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla has expressed grief at the passing away of former President Shri Pranab Mukherjee. In his message Shri Birla said:
“I’m deeply saddened by the passing away of former President Bharat Ratna Shri Pranab Mukherjee Ji. In his more than five decade long public life, he served the nation with exemplary dedication. His experience in parliamentary and administrative matters was unmatched, a quality which manifested itself in his extraordinary work ethic.
He never let politics overshadow his personal relations. It was an attribute that allowed him to easily build consensus on some of the most important and complex political matters. His expert leadership on many important policies continues to guide our way and illuminate our paths.
The national interest was supreme for Pranab da and he served the nation with dedication and distinction. His demise is an irreparable loss for all of us. May his soul rest in peace. My condolences to the bereaved family.