President Mukherjee condoles passing away of Bipin Chandra

President Pranab Mukherjee has expressed his condolences upon the demise of eminent historian Bipan Chandra on Friday.

In a letter addressed to his son, President Mukherjee said, “I am extremely saddened to learn about the passing away of your father, Prof. Bipan Chandra.

Prof. Bipan Chandra was one of the foremost scholars in our country on modern India. For his immense contribution towards the study of Indian history, he was honoured with a Padma Bhushan. He will be missed by his large number of friends, colleagues and students.

I convey my heartfelt condolences to the members of the bereaved family and his countless fans and friends. I pray to the Almighty to give you and your family the strength and courage to bear this irreparable loss”.

Padma Bhushan awardee Bipan Chandra, who was appointed National Research Professor in 2007, passed away on Friday after a prolonged illness. (ANI)