The mortal remains of veteran Congress leader and former Union Energy
Minister N K P Salve were laid to rest at the Jaripatka Christian
cemetery in Nagpur today.
Salve, who was accorded a state funeral, died at a private Hospital in
Delhi yesterday after brief illness and age related problems.
Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Ms. Ambika Soni, who was
present for the funeral expressed grief at the demise of the veteran
Congress leader. She visited the All Saint Cathedral Church and laid a
wreath on behalf of the Prime Minister.
In her condolence message Ms. Ambika Soni said “Shri Salve was a veteran
politician who served the country in different capacities. He was a man
of varied interests, which went beyond politics. He was closely
associated with the development of cricket in India. He also belonged to
that generation of politicians, whose conduct in public life was based
on certain values. In his death, the country has lost a senior and
Union Minister for Heavy Industries Praful Patel, Maharashtra Chief
Minister Prithviraj Chavan and his cabinet colleagues were also present
at the funeral