Leaders condole death of President's wife Suvra Mukherjee

Leaders of various political parties on Tuesday condoled the death of First Lady Suvra Mukherjee.

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 18, 2015, 12:46 PM IST

New Delhi: Leaders of various political parties on Tuesday condoled the death of First Lady Suvra Mukherjee.

"Saddened to hear the news of Smt. Suvra Mukherjee's demise. My heartfelt condolences to Shri Pranab Mukherjee and his bereaved family," Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted.

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi too extended his sympathy to President Pranab Mukherjee and his family.

"My deepest condolences to @RashtrapatiBhvn President Pranab Mukherjee &his family on the passing away of Smt Suvra Mukherjee @Sharmistha_GK," Gandhi tweeted.

Expressing grief over the death of President's wife, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said she knew her for more than three decades as a simple and loveable person.

"Saddened to hear that Rashtrapati ji's wife Suvra boudi is no more. Cannot believe she has passed. Such is life. We have to accept the truth.

"I have known Suvra boudi for more than three decades. She was simple, lovable and a caring housewife. May God give Rashtrapati ji and his family the strength to bear the loss," she said in a series of tweets.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar too extended his condolences. "Sad to hear about the demise of Shri Pranab Mukherjee ji's wife. My deepest condolences to Pranab da and family. @RashtrapatiBhvn Nitish Kumar."