Himachal CM Sukhu Condoles Prof. Simmi Agnihotri’s Passing, Calls it “Irreplaceable Loss
Grief and somberness filled the air in Himachal Pradesh as Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu visited the family of Deputy Chief Minister Mukesh Agnihotri to offer condolences after the sudden passing of his wife, Professor Simmi Agnihotri. The Chief Minister, visibly moved, participated in the funeral procession and cremation ceremony held at their native village in Una district.
Recalling his long association with Professor Agnihotri since their university days, the Chief Minister lauded her dedication to social causes and her high academic achievements. He described her passing as an “irreparable void” and expressed his deepest sympathies to the bereaved family. “Life’s unpredictability has placed the burden on Mukesh Agnihotri and their daughter to lean on each other for support,” he stated, offering his unwavering support during this difficult time.
The solemn ceremony witnessed the presence of several dignitaries, including the Speaker of the HP Vidhan Sabha, Kuldeep Singh Pathania, and Ministers from various portfolios. The palpable grief united them in paying their respects to Professor Agnihotri, whose absence will be deeply felt by all who knew her.
As the flames consumed the mortal remains, a sense of shared loss resonated throughout the community. The Chief Minister’s words resonated with those present, reminding them of the importance of finding strength and solace in each other during such trying times. Professor Agnihotri’s legacy of compassion and social commitment will continue to inspire, even as her loved ones grapple with the pain of her absence. The collective presence of the dignitaries served as a testament to the respect and admiration she garnered throughout her life.
This tragic event has left a deep mark on the state of Himachal Pradesh, and the memory of Professor Simmi Agnihotri will undoubtedly continue to be cherished by her family, friends, and the community she served.