PM Modi Sends Condolences to Dubai Ruler on Son's Demise

Narendra Modi today condoled the untimely demise of Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al-Maktoum, a son of Dubai\'s ruler and elder brother to the emirate\'s heir apparent.

Published: 20th September 2015 08:49 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th September 2015 09:52 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today condoled the untimely demise of Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al-Maktoum, a son of Dubai's ruler and elder brother to the emirate's heir apparent.

In his condolence message, Modi said that a "promising public career has been tragically cut short" with his passing away.

"I am deeply saddened to learn about the sudden and untimely demise of your worthy son, His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum," Modi said in his letter to his counterpart, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Sheikh Rashid died of heart attack yesterday. He was 33. He was the first son of Sheikh Mohammed and his senior wife, Sheikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum. In addition to his role as Dubai ruler, Sheikh Mohammed is vice-president and prime minister of the UAE.

"In this hour of personal grief, our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and people of UAE. The people of India join their UAE brothers and sisters in mourning this irreparable loss," Modi said.

Modi had visited UAE in August on a two-day visit, a first by an Indian prime minister in 34 years to a country that is also home to 2.6 million Indians.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp