The Prime Minister has
condoled the passing away of former Union Minister Shri K.C.Pant.
Dr. Manmohan Singh in a condolence letter, to the departed leader`s
widow Smt. Ila Pant, described Shri Pant as a leader who served our
country and people with great distinction and said in his passing away
the country has lost an eminent public figure and an able administrator.
The text of the Prime Minister`s condolence message is as follows:
"I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing away of your husband Shri
Shri Pant served our country and people with great distinction in his
long political career. He distinguished himself as a Member of
Parliament, and as a Minister in the Union Council of Ministers holding
important portfolios like Home, Defence and Finance. He also served as
the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission. In his passing away, the
country has lost an eminent public figure and an able administrator.
On this sad occasion, I convey my deepest condolences to you and other
members of the family. I pray for the departed soul.”