PM condoles Duggal`s death

Condoling the death of noted writer Kartar Singh Duggal, Manmohan Singh said the world has lost one of its "most versatile and distinguished personalities".

New Delhi: Condoling the death of noted
writer Kartar Singh Duggal, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said the world has lost one of its "most versatile and
distinguished personalities".

"I am deeply grieved to learn of the passing away of the
eminent writer Kartar Singh Duggal. In Duggal`s sad demise,
the Indian literary and cultural world has lost one of its
most distinguished personalities," Singh said in his
condolence message.

The writer, who had also served as a Director of All
India Radio, had carved a place for himself by penning novels,
short stories and plays and was a winner of Sahitya Akademi
award and Padma Bhushan.

"Duggal was not only a versatile writer who wrote in four
languages- Hindi, Punjabi, English and Urdu, but also excelled
in public service and as an institution builder. His
interventions in Parliamentary debates are still remembered by
many members. He leaves behind a void that will be very
difficult to fill. My thoughts are with his wife Ayesha and
his family," the Prime Minister said.

PTI

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