New Delhi, Aug 30 IANS | 3 months ago

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday expressed grief over the death of noted historian Bipan Chandra, who was considered to be an authority on Mahatma Gandhi.

"The prime minister expresses grief on the passing away of noted historian Bipan Chandra. He extends his condolences to Chandra's family," said a post on the prime minister's official Twitter handle.

Chandra died Saturday at his residence in Gurgaon near the national capital. He was 86.

He had authored several books like "The Making of Modern India: From Marx to Gandhi", "History of Modern India" and "The Rise and Growth of Economic Nationalism in India".

He was also the former chairman of the National Book Trust.

(Posted on 30-08-2014)

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