Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed condolences on the demise of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Kalyan Singh and said that he was firmly rooted in Indian values.
In a tweet, the Prime Minister wrote, "I am saddened beyond words. Kalyan Singh Ji...statesman, veteran administrator, grassroots level leader and great human. He leaves behind an indelible contribution towards the development of Uttar Pradesh. Spoke to his son Shri Rajveer Singh and expressed condolences. Om Shanti."
"Generations to come will remain forever grateful to Kalyan Singh Ji for his contributions towards India's cultural regeneration. He was firmly rooted in Indian values and took pride in our centuries old traditions," PM Modi further tweeted.
Praising the life of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, the Prime Minister further wrote, "Kalyan Singh Ji gave voice to crores of people belonging to the marginalised sections of society. He made numerous efforts towards the empowerment of farmers, youngsters and women."
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also mourned Singh's demise and tweeted, "Kalyan Singh ji was not only a stalwart of Indian politics, but also left an indelible mark on the country and society with his personality and creativity. His long political life was devoted to the service of the masses. He became known as the most popular Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.
"From the time of Jana Sangh, he worked hard to make BJP strong and reach out to every section of the society. This country will always remember him for his important role in the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi movement. His death is a great loss to Indian politics and it is a very sad moment for me," tweeted Rajnath Singh
The Defence Minister who was also a former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister further wrote, "I have lost my elder brother and companion in the passing away of Shri Kalyan Singh Ji. The void created by his death is almost impossible to fill. May God give patience and strength to his bereaved family in this difficult time of grief. Om Shanti!"
Kalyan Singh was also the former governor of Rajasthan. In a tweet by the Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, he mourned his demise and wrote, "Deeply saddened by the passing away of former Governor of Rajasthan and former CM of UP, Sh. Kalyan Singh ji. My heartfelt condolences to his family members. May God give them strength in this difficult time. May the departed soul rest in peace."
Kalyan Singh passed away at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI) in Lucknow today, due to sepsis and multi organ failure at the age of 89.
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