Singhal’s demise is ‘deep personal loss’, says PM

Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015,17:29 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Prime Minister Narendra Modi today condoled the death of VHP leader Ashok Singhal, whom he described as a force behind several noble deeds and social work, and said his demise was a deep personal loss for him.
The demise of Ashok Singhal ji is a deep personal loss. He was an institution in himself, whose life was centred around serving the nation, he tweeted. Ashok Singhal ji was the force behind several noble deeds & social work, which benefitted the poor.
He is an inspiration for generations, Modi said in another tweet. The Prime Minister added, I was always fortunate to receive Ashok ji’s blessings & guidance. My condolences to his family & countless supporters.
Singhal, who rose to prominence playing a leading role in the Ram Janambhoomi movement in the late eighties and afterwards, died today at a private hospital at the age of 89.