New Delhi, Aug 31 (PTI) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday expressed deep anguish over the passing away of former President Pranab Mukherjee, saying his demise has left a huge void in the Indian polity.
Mukherjee, 84, died in an army hospital here on Monday, his son Abhijit said.
The home minister said Mukherjee's life will always be cherished for his impeccable service and indelible contribution to the motherland.
'Deeply anguished on the passing away of former President of India, Bharat Ratna Shri Pranab Mukherjee ji. He was a vastly experienced leader who served the nation with utmost devotion. Pranab da's distinguished career is a matter of great pride for the entire country,' Shah tweeted.
'His demise has left a huge void in Indian polity. My sincerest condolences are with his family and followers on this irreparable loss. Om Shanti Shanti Shanti,' the minister said.
Mukherjee was admitted to the hospital on August 10 and was operated for removal of a clot in his brain. He later developed a lung infection. PTI ACB PYK PYK