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Andhra Pradesh CM expresses anguish over demise of Gujral

Posted on Dec 01, 11:56AM | UNI

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy today expressed anguish over the demise of former Prime Minister I K Gujral.

Paying rich tributes to the departed leader, the Chief Minister recalled late Gujral's services not only as Prime Minister of India, but also as Union Minister for Finance, External Affairs, Communications and Parliamentary Affairs, Information and Broadcasting, Works and Housing, Water Resources.

Mr Reddy said Gujral was a veteran freedom fighter, an able administrator and Parliamentarian, senior politician and a socialist.

The Chief Minister said Gujral was a great admirer of Urdu poetry and poets and could also speak fluently in Urdu.

Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy stated Mr Gujral had written books such as 'The Foreign Policies for India' and said in the death of Mr Gujral, the nation lost an intellectual leader and senior politician.

The Chief Minister conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members.

Telugu Desam Party President and Former Chief Minister N Chandra Babu Naidu and Lok Satta Party National President Dr Jaiprakash Narayan also conveyed their condolences.