Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday shared a letter he had received from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his last day in office that touched his heart.
In the letter, PM Modi heaped praise on Mukherjee saying that he had always been “a father figure and a mentor” to him, and that his “wisdom, guidance and warmth” gave him confidence and strength.
“Three years ago, I came to New Delhi as an outsider. The task before me was huge and challenging. In these times, you have always been a father figure and a mentor to me. Your wisdom, guidance and personal warmth have given me greater confidence and strength,” read the letter.
“You have been so warm, affectionate and caring to me. Your one phone call asking me ‘I hope you are taking care of your health’ was enough to fill me with fresh energy, after a long day of meetings or on a campaign tour,” wrote the PM.
PM Modi also wrote that despite being shaped by different political ideologies, the two of them “were able to work together with synergy”. He talked of Mukherjee’s “intellectual prowess” and his deep “insights on various subjects” helping the government and him personally.
He also said that for Pranab Mukherjee “politics was simple a means to selflessly give back to society” by placing the “well being of the nation over everything else.”
As soon as Mukherjee, touched with the PM’s letter, shared it on Twitter, PM Modi tweeted: “Pranab Da, I will always cherish working with you”.
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