New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
on Sunday condoled the demise of former Union minister NKP
Salve, saying the country had lost a senior and distinguished
leader who left a lasting imprint in different areas of public
In his message to the departed leader`s son Harish Salve,
Singh wrote, "I was deeply grieved to hear of the sad demise".
Describing Salve as a veteran politician who served the
country in different capacities over many decades, the Prime
Minister recalled that the late leader had served with
distinction in the Union Cabinet and held the important
portfolio of Power.
"In his demise the country has lost a senior and
distinguished leader who left a lasting imprint in different
areas of public life," Singh said.
The Prime Minister noted that Salve was a man of varied
interests and he made lasting contributions in the promotion
of education in Maharashtra and sports in the country.
Salve worked hard to develop cricket in the country and
was closely associated with the 1987 World Cup, which was held
in the sub-continent, Singh wrote.