NEW DELHI – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed deep grief over the sad demise of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, who passed away in London on Tuesday.

“It is with profound grief that I learnt of the sad demise of Begum Sahiba,” Modi said in a letter written to former premier and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif.

He also prayed for strength to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss.

The Indian premier conveyed his deepest condolences to the Sharif family.

“I pray to the Almighty to grant eternal peace to Begum Sahiba and strength to you and the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss,” the letter read further.

“I would always cherish memories of my interaction with her.”

Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj also conveyed her heartfelt condolences to the Sharif family in a Twitter post on Tuesday.

“I am sorry to know about the sad demise of Mrs Kulsoom Nawaz,” she said. “My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. May her soul rest in peace.”

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