PM condoles demise of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

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Desmond Tutu

Tutu at the World Economic Forum in 2009 | Image Source: World Economic Forum

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed deep grief over the demise of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.

In a tweet, the Prime Minister said.

“Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu was a guiding light for countless people globally. His emphasis on human dignity and equality will be forever remembered. I am deeply saddened by his demise and extend my heartfelt condolences to all his admirers. May his soul rest in peace.”


Desmond Tutu (7 October 1931 – 26 December 2021) was a South African Anglican bishop and theologian, known for his work as an anti-apartheid and human rights activist. He was the Bishop of Johannesburg from 1985 to 1986 and then the Archbishop of Cape Town from 1986 to 1996, in both cases being the first black African to hold the position. Theologically, he sought to fuse ideas from black theology with African theology. He died on 26 November 2021

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