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.