PM condoles Panja’s deathNovember 15th, 2008 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday condoled the death of former cabinet minister Ajit Panja, describing him as a prominent leader who served the country with distinction as a minister.”Panja was a prominent leader of our country. He had the distinction of representing the people in parliament for six terms. He served the country with distinction as minister in the government of India, holding a number of key portfolios,” the prime minister said in his condolence message.
Panja, 72, died of cancer at a private hospital in Kolkata early Friday.
“He was a man of the arts and his impressive performance as Shri Ramakrishna Paramahansa in the play ‘Nati Binodini’ earned him recognition and admiration at the national level.
“In his death the country has lost a well known personality whose contribution to our public life would be long remembered,” Manmohan Singh said.
Panja was a minister in the governments of Rajiv Gandhi, P V Narasimha Rao and Atal Bihari Vajpayee and held key portfolios including that of information and broadcasting.
- Manmohan Singh condoles the demise of Ajit Panja - Nov 15, 2008
- Former union minister Ajit Panja is dead (Lead) - Nov 14, 2008
- Former union minister Digvijay Singh passes away - Jun 24, 2010
- PM remembers Salve as distinguished leader - Apr 02, 2012
- Indian national security advisor visits Dhaka - Aug 29, 2011
- Ajit Singh - a political acrobat (Lead) - Dec 18, 2011
- Ajit Singh - a political acrobat - Dec 18, 2011
- Vajpayee also indicted in 2G scam, Congress tells BJP - Jul 26, 2011
- PM, BJP leaders greet Vajpayee on his 87th birthday - Dec 25, 2011
- Sharad Yadav condoles Digvijay Singh's death - Jun 24, 2010
- Kalam launches compilation of Vajpayee's works - Jun 09, 2011
- NDA PM should be like Vajpayee: Sushil Modi - Jun 19, 2012
- Ajit Panja is dead - Nov 14, 2008
- BJP should always respect Vajpayee, says kin - Dec 25, 2011
- Vajpayee condoles Digvijay Singh's death - Jun 25, 2010