World leaders express grief on demise of former President Pranab Mukherjee

World leaders have expressed grief over the demise of former President Pranab Mukherjee.

Prime Minister of Nepal K P Sharma Oli said, in his demise, Nepal has lost a great friend. He said, people of Nepal remember his contributions in strengthening Nepal-India relations in different capacities of his public life.

Nepal’s PM expressed heartfelt condolences to the government and people of India as well as the bereaved family members.

Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa said, Mr Mukherjee was a statesman par excellence, a writer and a man loved by all. He said, the passion with which he served his nation is unparalleled. He expressed condolences to his family and friends.