President condoles Trinamool MP Thakur's death

President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday condoled the passing away of Kapil Krishna Thakur, Lok Sabha member from West Bengal.

IANS| Updated: Oct 15, 2014, 15:06 PM IST

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday condoled the passing away of Kapil Krishna Thakur, Lok Sabha member from West Bengal.

In a condolence message to the deceased's wife, Mukherjee said: "I am extremely sad to learn about the passing away of your husband. I knew Kapil Krishna Thakur over a long period of time as his father, and your father-in-law, late PR Thakur was my colleague in Lok Sabha during 1967-1971. Even after that I continued to have personal contact with late PR Thakur until his demise. Sad and untimely death of Kapil Krishna Thakur is an irreparable loss to you and your family, especially his mother Beenapani Devi."

Thakur, a Trinamool Congress MP from Bangaon, passed away on Monday. He was 73.

"Kindly accept my heartfelt condolences and convey the same to other members of your family. I pray to the almighty to give you and your family the strength and courage to bear this irreparable loss," Mukherjee said.

Mukherjee is on a five-day visit to Norway and Finland since October 12.