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January 1, 2008
New Delhi

PM Condoles the Death of Dr. Pratap Chandra Chunder

Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh has condoled the death of Dr. Pratap Chandra Chunder here today.

Following is the text of the Prime Minister's condolence message:

"I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing away of Dr Pratap Chandra Chunder, an eminent educationist, legislator, lawyer and author earlier today. He was a distinguished member of the Union Cabinet in charge of Education and Social Welfare in the late 1970s, and served the State of West Bengal as a legislator and minister in the 1960s. Dr. Chunder was a multi-faceted personality with wide-ranging intellectual interests. He will be remembered both for his contribution as a legal luminary and as an educationist.

I convey my sincere condolences to members of his family and his numerous friends and admirers."