PM condoles demise of noted Sikh writer Bhai Patwant Singh

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New Delhi, Aug.9 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh expressed grief over the demise of the noted writer, philanthropist and activist Bhai Patwant Singh on Sunday.

In his condolence message, the PM said: "Shri Patwant Singh had made a mark in the literary arena with his creative sensitivities. His vast knowledge on wide ranging issues along with his vision made a difference to innumerable human lives."

"Shri Patwant Singh's legacy will continue to live through his writings, the Prime Minister added while offering his condolences to the members of the bereaved family," the PM's message further stated.

Patwant Singh passed away in the national capital following a cardiac arrest on Saturday (Aug.8). He was 84.

Singh, who died at his residence, is survived by wife Meher and adopted son Satjiv Singh Chahil.

Singh wrote over 10 books on history, politics and international affairs. His latest 'Empire of the Sikhs: The Life and Times of Maharaja Ranjit Singh' was released in Washington DC on June 18. (ANI)

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