On Thursday, Former President Pranab Mukherjee shared an emotional letter which he got from Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on his last day of office. Pranab Mukherjee took on twitter to share a heart touching letter written by Narendra Modi to him. Narendra Modi describes Pranab Mukherjee – Pranab Da as his father figure and also a mentor in his heartwarming letter.
Here is what Pranab Mukherjee wrote on Twitter, “On my last day in office as the President, I received a letter from PM @narendramodi that touched my heart! Sharing with you all,” In the letter, PM Modi says tribute to Mr. Mukherjee’s “simplicity, high principles and exemplary leadership” and expresses what he calls his profound admiration and gratitude.
“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,” the Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote.
Further describing about the call that Pranab Da made to him, PM wrote, “You have been so warm, affectionate and caring to me.” Describing Mr Mukherjee as a repository of knowledge, PM Modi says his intellectual prowess “constantly helped my government and 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 at meetings or on a campaign tour.”
“Pranab Da, our political journeys took shape in different political parties. Our ideologies, at times, have been different. Our experiences are also varied…Yet, such is the strength of your intellect and wisdom that we were able to work together with synergy. “You belong to a generation of leaders for whom politics was simply a means to selflessly give back to society,” PM Modi writes.
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Signing off, the PM says: “Rashtrapati ji, it has been an honour to work with you, as your Prime Minister!” Pranab Mukherjee has spent over 6 decades in politics who served as the 13th president of India from 2012 to 2017. Before being elected as the president of India, Pranab Mukherjee was appointed as the Union Finance Minister. While resigning from his post, Pranab Mukherjee praised PM Modi for his passion and energy.