Chennai, Aug 1 (UNI) Tamil Nadu Governor Surjit Singh Barnala today said the death of veteran communist leader Harkishan Singh Surjeet was an irreparable loss to the nation and to him in particular.
Condoling the death of Surjeet, the Governor, in his message, said he was deeply shocked and grieved to hear about the demise of the veteran CPI(M) leader.
Harkishan Singh Surjeet was a staunch nationalist and took active part in the nation's freedom movement.
''He was a multifaceted personality and a great parliamentarian.
He had dedicated himself for the cause of the farmers and downtrodden. He was a close friend of mine and our association started right from the freedom movement,'' the Governor said.
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