India lost valued friend in Koirala’s demise: Modi

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday condoled the death of former Nepal prime minister Sushil Koirala, saying “India lost a valued friend”.

“Sushil Koirala ji’s simplicity holds lessons for all of us. My condolences to the Koirala family and people of Nepal in this hour of grief,” Modi said in a tweet.

Koirala, who was also the president of the Nepali Congress, died early on Tuesday at his Kathmandu residence. He was 80.

“In Sushil Koirala ji, (Nepali Congress) NC has lost a big leader who served Nepal for decades and India lost a valued friend. Pained by his demise. RIP,” the prime minister added.

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