As tributes to Queen Elizabeth II are being paid from all parts of the world, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his condolences on the passing away of Her Majesty, UK's longest-reigning monarch.
“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be remembered as a stalwart of our times. She provided inspiring leadership to her nation and people. She personified dignity and decency in public life. Pained by her demise. My thoughts are with her family and people of UK in this sad hour.”
“I had memorable meetings with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II during my UK visits in 2015 and 2018. I will never forget her warmth and kindness. During one of the meetings she showed me the handkerchief Mahatma Gandhi gifted her on her wedding. I will always cherish that gesture,” Modi tweeted.
The Queen passed away peacefully Thursday at Balmoral, UK. She was 96. She is survived by her four children, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Her eldest son, Prince Charles, will now become King Charles III.
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