Dalai Lama offered condolences to Vajpayees relatives, friends and colleagues

Aug 17, 2018 16:25 | Poltics

Dharamshala (Arvind Sharma ) 17/08/18

Dalai Lama on Thursday offered condolence over the sad demise of India’s three-time Prime Minister, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Following the announcement last  evening that former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee had passed away at the age of 93, His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote to Shri Vajpayee’s foster daughter, Smt Namita Bhattacharya, to express his condolences

His Holiness wrote, “I feel privileged to have known him and am honoured to have counted him as a friend”.

“We met regularly during the course of his career and I continued to visit him at home after he retired. Shri Vajpayee was a truly dedicated politician. With his passing away, India has lost an eminent national leader. His eloquent support of the Tibetan people began in the late 1950s. Since then, he regularly took Indian governments to task in parliament, prompting them to take a stronger stand on Tibet.”

Dalai Lama  concluded his tribute to this distinguished Indian statesman by offering condolences to his relatives, friends and colleagues .