Puducherry: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram
on Saturday condoled the death of Kerala Governor M O H Farook,
saying he had served the nation "with much dignity and
affection to all sections of people".
Chidambaram, who met the members of Farook`s family here,
said he had known the former Puducherry chief minister for
more than three decades.
"Farook had established close contact with all sections.
Even those in the opposition camp had lauded his capabilities
and efficiency," the Home Minister said.
Farook died at a private hospital in Chennai on Thursday.
Chidambaram said be it as Chief Minister of Puducherry or
Ambassador of India to Saudi Arabia or as Governor of
Jharkhand and Kerala, Farook had performed well for the
welfare of the people. His contributions to Puducherry had
established a permanent mark to perpetuate his memory, the
Home Minister said.
Union Shipping Minister G K Vasan, who met the members of
the bereaved family earlier also referred to the "sterling
qualities" of Farook and described his death as a great loss.