New Delhi, Aug. 25 (ANI
): President Pranab Mukherjee
on Thursday condoled the passing away of former Governor of Bihar, West Bengal, Haryana and Rajasthan Dr. A.R. Kidwai.
In a message to his son, Monis Kidwai, the President said, "I am sad to learn about the passing away Dr. A.R. Kidwai
, an esteemed colleague and a dear friend of long years. President
Mukherjee said as a freedom fighter, distinguished Parliamentarian and administrator, Dr. Kidwai served the nation in various capacities including as Governor of Bihar, West Bengal
, Haryana and Rajasthan.
He said for Kidwai's life-long services, the nation honoured him with 'Padma Vibhushan' award in 2011.
"In his death, the nation has lost an eminent leader whose services to the nation will always be remembered. Please accept my heartfelt condolences and convey them to the members of your family. I pray to the Almighty to give you and your family the strength and courage to bear this irreparable loss," he added. (ANI