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PM condoles death of ex-union minister

Last Updated: Saturday, July 20, 2013 - 13:43

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday condoled the death of former union minister Khurshed Alam Khan, father of External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and son-in-law of late president Zakir Hussain.

Khan, 94, also held the portfolio of External Affairs Ministry besides heading other ministries. He had also served as governor.

Manmohan Singh said: "In the passing away of Khurshed Alam Khan, India has lost a true son and servant of the nation. Khan served the nation with distinction in many capacities throughout his life which enriched our land."

"His leadership in India`s foreign policy, education system and legislative affairs contributed immensely to the country`s modern, liberal and democratic polity," he said.

The prime minister said Khan`s commitment to the nation was deeply rooted in the abiding values of our constitution and the idea of an India envisioned by the founding fathers of our freedom struggle.

"Khan`s work as a foreign minister, parliamentarian and educationist leaves us a legacy which future generations must emulate and nurture," he added.


First Published: Saturday, July 20, 2013 - 13:43
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