PM Narendra Modi condoles demise of Saudi King

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday mourned the death of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, who passed away early this morning.

Updated: Jan 23, 2015, 08:06 AM IST

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday mourned the death of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, who passed away early this morning.

Writing on Twitter, PM Modi said, “In King Abdullah, we have lost an important voice who left a lasting impact on his country. I condole his demise.”

King Abdullah passed away at the age of 91 this morning. He was admitted to a hospital in December after being diagnosed with pneumonia.

He would be buried later in the day following afternoon prayers.