President condoles Bipan Chandra's death

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Pranab Mukherjee
New Delhi, Aug 31: President Pranab Mukherjee has condoled the death of Professor Bipan Chandra, describing him as "one of the foremost scholars on modern India".

In a condolence message to his son Bikas Chandra, the president said: "I am extremely saddened to learn about the passing away of your father" who died Saturday.

"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," the message said.

IANS

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