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Modi, Sonia condole death of Nirankari Mission chief

New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and other political leaders on Friday expressed grief over the death of Baba Hardev Singh, the head of spiritual outfit Sant Nirankari Mission.

Modi said Baba Hardev Singh’s demise was tragic and a great loss to the spiritual world.

“My thoughts are with his countless followers in this sad time,” Modi said in a tweet.

Gandhi expressed shock and grief over the death of Baba Hardev Singh and offered condolences to all his followers.

“Spiritual values of equality and simplicity perpetuated by him and the Nirankari Samaj will forever remain relevant,” she said.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said he was deeply pained to learn of the demise of Baba Hardev Singh.

“He was a not only a spiritual leader but also a social reformer,” Rajnath Singh said in a tweet.

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh and BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain also condoled the death of the spiritual leader.

Baba Hardev Singh died in a road accident in Montreal, Canada, an official of the organisation said here on Friday.

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