ITANAGAR | Jul 17 | Chief Minister Pema Khandu has mourned the sad demise of former Sikkim chief minister Nar Bahadur Bhandari, who died due to cardiac arrest at a Delhi Hospital on Sunday.
Khandu, in his message, wrote “the news of his demise came as a shocker not only for people of Sikkim but also for the people of the entire country. Late Nar Bahadur Bhandari championed cause of rural and urban poor and played a key role in Sikkim’s economic development and politically set a benchmark unrivaled and unparalleled.
I believe, leaving this mortal world will not diminish the love and affection showered on him by the people and his soul will remain immortal. So would his footsteps and the contributions made to Sikkim and the country during his long and memorable decades of political career.
I know this would be the most trying times for Sikkim people and family members to cope with the irreparable loss, I hope my humble words of consolation would ease the grief even if a little. In this moment of grief, me, my family, colleagues in the GoAP extend our solidarity with you and share the pain inflicted on you and your family by one of the greatest truths of life.
I pray almighty to bestow you with strength to bear the irreparable loss. May the soul of one of the ablest son of Sikkim rest in peace in heavenly abode” the message added. (PRO)