Tributes and condolences poured in after former Uttar Pradesh Prime Minister and BJP veteran Kalyan Singh died today in Lucknow due to sepsis and multi-organ failure. He was 89.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to express his sadness, saying: “I am sad without words. Kalyan Singh Ji…statesman, experienced administrator, grassroots level leader and wonderful human being. He leaves an indelible contribution to the development of Uttar Pradesh.”
PM Modi shared an old photo from one of his meetings with Kalyan Singh and said he also spoke to the BJP leader’s son Rajveer Singh and expressed his condolences. “Om Shanti,the Prime Minister added.
I am sad without words. Kalyan Singh Ji…statesman, experienced administrator, grassroots level leader and great human being. He leaves an indelible contribution to the development of Uttar Pradesh. Spoke to his son Shri Rajveer Singh and expressed his condolences. Om Shanti. pic.twitter.com/ANOU2AJIpS
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 21, 2021
In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister said: “For generations to come, Kalyan Singh will be forever grateful for his contributions to India’s cultural regeneration. He was firmly rooted in Indian values and proud of our age-old traditions.”
“Kalyan Singh Ji gave a voice to millions of people who belong to the marginalized segments of society. He made countless efforts to empower farmers, youth and women,” Prime Minister Modi wrote.
The former Rajasthan governor has been undergoing treatment in the intensive care unit of the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) in Lucknow since July 4. On Friday, his condition deteriorated, after which he was put on dialysis.
President Ram Nath Kovind said Kalyan Singh had a magical connection with the masses. “As Chief Minister of UP, he steadfastly pursued clean politics and cleared the administration of criminals and corruption. He honored the offices he held. His passing leaves a vacuum in public life. My sincere condolences,” he wrote on Twitter. .
Kalyan Singh ji had a magical connection with the masses. As Chief Minister of UP, he steadfastly pursued clean politics and cleared the administration of criminals and corruption. He valued the offices he held. His death leaves a vacuum in public life. My sincere condolences.
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) August 21, 2021
Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, who had visited Kalyan Singh in hospital earlier in the day, said: “Synonymous with purity, transparency and public service in Indian politics, the death of respected leader Kalyan Singh is an irreparable loss. for the whole nation. Much tribute to him!”
“Praying to Lord Shri Ram to give place to the deceased soul at his feet and give strength to the bereaved to bear the loss,” he added in a tweet.
“People’s homes across the country, including me, are hurt by the demise of KalyanSingh. He was a senior BJP leader and hero of the Ram Janmabhoomi movement. He fought for the rights of the backward communities for years,” Union said. . Interior Minister Amit Shah said.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said: “Saddened by the passing of Shri Kalyan Singh, former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. He worked for the betterment of backward classes, youth and women. Dedicated to serving the nation, he was a good administrator . Condolences. “
Saddened by Shri’s passing. Kalyan Singh, former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. He worked for the betterment of backward classes, youth and women.
Committed to serving the nation, he was a good administrator.
— Nirmala Sitharaman (@nsitharaman) August 21, 2021
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said Kalyan Singh was not only a staunch supporter of Indian politics, but that his personality and creativity left an indelible mark on the country and society.
“His long political life was devoted to service to the masses. He became known as the most popular Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh,” he wrote on Twitter.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said Kalyan Singh’s tenure as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister will be remembered for the tremendous growth of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). “Deeply saddened by the passing of Shri Kalyan Singh ji. His tenure as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister will be remembered for the tremendous growth of Bharatiya Janata Party and the utmost dedication with which he served Prabhu Shri Ram. My condolences to his family and well-wishers. Om Shantic!”
“Painted by the passing of the former Chief Minister of UP, Shri Kalyan Singh. He also served as the Governor of Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh. He was a nationalist and exemplary leader deeply committed to serving people. My thoughts are with his bereaved family and followers,” tweeted Vice President Venkaiah Naidu.