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Government of India
Vice President's Secretariat
27-January-2012 11:29 IST
Vice President Condoles the Demise of Kerala Governor Shri M.O.H. Farook
The Vice President of India Shri M. Hamid Ansari has deeply condoled the sad demise of Shri M.O.H. Farook, Governor of Kerala and who had served thrice as Chief Minister of Puducherry. In his condolence message Shri Ansari said that Shri Farook was a veteran public leader who participated in the liberation of Puducherry and played an important role in both the Central and State governments in the service of the nation and people of Puducherry. He also served as our Ambassador to Saudi Arabia with distinction. His demise is an immense loss to the nation.

Following is the text of Vice President’s condolence message:

“I am deeply grieved to learn about the sad demise of Shri M.O.H. Farook, Governor of Kerala and who had served thrice as Chief Minister of Puducherry.

Shri Farook was a veteran public leader who participated in the liberation of Puducherry and played an important role in both the Central and State governments in the service of the nation and people of Puducherry. He also served as our Ambassador to Saudi Arabia with distinction. His demise is an immense loss to the nation.

My wife joins me in sending heartfelt condolences to the members of the bereaved family and the wide circle of his friends and followers. We pray to the Almighty to grant them the strength and fortitude to withstand this tragedy.”

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Sanjay Kumar/VPI/27.1.12