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

Modi Ashok Singhal

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.