PM Modi condoles Koirala's death
| Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 09:25
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday condoled the death of former Nepal prime minister Sushil Koirala, saying "India lost a valued friend".
"Sushil Koirala ji's simplicity holds lessons for all of us. My condolences to the Koirala family and people of Nepal in this hour of grief," Modi said in a tweet.
"In Sushil Koirala ji, (Nepali Congress) NC has lost a big leader who served Nepal for decades and India lost a valued friend. Pained by his demise. RIP," the prime minister added.
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Former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala died late Monday. He succumbed to Pneumonia at 12.50 a.m, Koirala 's private secretary Atul Koirala told the Kathmandu Post.
Koirala was suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
Koirala was not able to attend formal events on Monday.
Meanwhile, Nepali Congress postponed its electoral process prior to the General Convention, General Secretary Prakas Man Singh said.