New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Monday condoled the death of poet and lyricist Nida Fazli.
Fazli, who was in his late 70s, died in Mumbai on Monday.
The prime minister said Fazli’s verses and his contribution to cinema and writing will endure in the times to come.
“Nida Fazli Sahab is no longer with us but his verses will live on & so will his contribution to writing & cinema,” Modi tweeted.
“My thoughts are with the admirers of Nida Fazli Sahab. His demise is indeed very saddening,” he added.
In her message, Sonia Gandhi expressed her deep condolences on Fazli’s death.
“A Sahitya Akademi and a Padma Shri awardee, he will be remembered forever for his writings which enthralled an entire generation,” Sonia Gandhi said.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi also conveyed his condolences.
On Twitter also, a string of film celebrities condoled Fazli’s death and recounted some of his works.