PM condoles demise of Shri Anand Shankar Pandya

OV Digital Desk

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed sorrow on the death of the noted author and public intellectual, Shri Anand Shankar Pandya Ji.

In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister said:

“Shri Anand Shankar Pandya Ji was a prolific author and public intellectual who wrote extensively on history, public policy, and spirituality. He was passionate about India’s growth. He was active in the VHP and worked selflessly towards social service. Saddened by his demise.

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My mind goes back to the many interactions I had with Shri Anand Shankar Pandya Ji. It was a delight to hear from him several anecdotes of his interactions with great freedom fighters and insights on issues. Spoke to his family and expressed condolences on his demise. Om Shanti.”

Expressing grief at the demise of the VHP leader, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) president JP Nadda said Pandya’s contributions to society are inspiring.

“It is very sad to hear about the passing away of former Vice President of Shri Anand Shankar Pandya, Anand Shankar Pandya. His contribution as a thinker and writer who selflessly devoted his entire life to the service of the nation is inspiring. My deepest sympathies to their families. Om Shanti,” Nadda wrote in a tweet.

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also reacted to the grim news and said that he has been shocked and saddened by the demise of the tall leader, who had guided VHP workers for many years. Taking to his official Koo account, he wrote, “The death of famous writer Shri Anand Shankar Pandya Ji, former vice-president of Vishwa Hindu Parishad, is extremely sad. His dedication towards social welfare with selflessness throughout life will always be a guide for us. May Lord Shri Ram grant the departed soul a place at his feet.”


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