Chandigarh, August 18, 2015: Punjab Chief Minister Mr Parkash Singh Badal today expressed profound grief and sorrow over the sad demise of President Pranab Mukherjee’s wife Suvra Mukherjee (74), who passed away in an Army hospital at Delhi this morning after a brief illness.
In a condolence message, the Chief Minister described the First Lady Smt. Suvra Mukherjee as a ‘multi-faceted personality with the rare qualities of head and heart’, who played a pro-active role in the promotion of Indian art and culture at the national as well as international level being a highly talented painter and a vocalist.
The Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal also mourned the passing away of Smt. Mukherjee and said, “She would be ever remembered in the hearts of millions of Indians as a founder of ‘Geetanjali Troupe’ aimed at propagating Tagore’s philosophy through his songs and dance-dramas.”
Meanwhile, the Information & Public Relations Minister Mr. Bikram Singh Majithia also condoled the death of Suvra Mukherjee and said, “She won several accolades for her remarkable contribution as a vocalist of Rabindra Sangeet and superb performance in India’s national poet Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s dance-dramas over past many years.
Sharing his heartfelt sympathies with the members of the bereaved family, the Chief Minister prayed to the Almighty to give courage to bear this huge loss in this hour of grief and grant eternal peace to the departed soul.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015