New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
on Saturday condoled the death of the mother of West Bengal Chief
Minister Mamata Banerjee.
"I was deeply sorry to hear of the passing away of your
mother this morning. I know how close she was to you and I can
feel your pain and sense of loss at this sad happening," Singh
said in a condolence message to Banerjee from his camp office
"Our thoughts and prayers are with you," Singh, who was in
Moscow on a three-day visit for the 12th annual Indo-Russian
Summit, said in the message.
Gayatri Devi, 81-year-old mother of Banerjee, died at a
state-run hospital in Kolkata this morning. She was suffering
from old age-related ailments and was on life support system
for the past fortnight.