The Prime Minister, Dr.
Manmohan Singh has condoled the passing away of actor satirist Jaspal
Bhatti. In his message to the family Dr. Manmohan Singh described him as
a person who endeared himself to generations with his unique perspective
on probity in public life.
The text of the Prime Minister`s message is as follows:
"I am deeply grieved to learn of the tragic and untimely demise of Shri
Shri Bhatti`s work using the medium of television and cinema to hold up
a mirror to society and highlighting the problems of the common man will
long be remembered. Not only did he contribute in his own way to reform
society, he did it with a light and humorous touch, which endeared him
to generations of viewers and audiences. In his unfortunate passing away
the country has lost a person who pioneered a unique perspective on
probity in public life.
On this sad occasion, I extend to you and other members of Shri Jaspal
Bhatti`s family my heartfelt condolences. I pray to God to grant you and
your family the strength and fortitude to bear this irreparable loss."