PM Modi condoles demise of former ambassador to U S Naresh Chandra

| Updated: Jul 10, 2017 18:08 IST

New Delhi [India], July 10 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday condoled the passing of former Cabinet Secretary and former ambassador to the United States Naresh Chandra. Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister described Chandra as an 'outstanding public servant' who 'believed in a strong India-USA friendship'. He said Chandra had left an 'indelible mark on matters of governance and policy'. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Shri Naresh Chandra was an outstanding public servant, who left an indelible mark on matters of governance & policy. Pained by his demise.</p>&mdash; Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) <a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/884282127742672896">July 10, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I remember an insightful discussion with Naresh Ji, who as USA ambassador invited me for dinner. He believed in strong India-USA friendship.</p>&mdash; Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) <a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi/status/884282363504504832">July 10, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Earlier, India's High Commissioner to Canada Vikas Swarup and Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha also took to twitter to condole Chandra's demise and laud him for his achievements. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Truly saddened at the passing away of Ambassador Naresh Chandra. He was one of the best bosses I had. RIP Sir <a href="https://t.co/zY9Rr3rcJw">pic.twitter.com/zY9Rr3rcJw</a></p>&mdash; Vikas Swarup (@VikasSwarup) <a href="https://twitter.com/VikasSwarup/status/884178689755422720">July 9, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Deeply saddened to know that <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NareshChandra?src=hash">#NareshChandra</a> has passed away. An exemplary public servant and true leader. Om Shanti Om.</p>&mdash; Jayant Sinha (@jayantsinha) <a href="https://twitter.com/jayantsinha/status/884238167263526912">July 10, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Chandra passed away in Goa at around 10 p.m. on Sunday at Goa's Manipal Hospitals following multiple organ failure. He was 82. His office confirmed that Chandra was admitted to the hospital on Friday. A Padma Vibhushan awardee, Chandra had served as the Cabinet Secretary from 1990-92 and was the Indian Ambassador to the United States from 1996 to 2001. (ANI)

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