New Delhi [India], Nov. 4 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday condoled the passing away of Congress leader Prasanta Nandi. In a message to his wife, Usha Nandi, the President said, "I am saddened to know about the passing away of your husband, Shri Prasanta Nandi." "Nandi was a close friend and memories of my long association with him will always be cherished.
As a Congress leader who served in various capacities such as District Congress President and General Secretary of Pradesh Congress Committee, he made valuable contribution to the welfare of the people of the State of Bengal, particularly North Bengal," read the message.
"In his death, we have lost a great leader and social worker who was always in touch with the grassroots of society," he said.