PM Narendra Modi express grief over the demise of Queen Elizabeth II

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New Delhi, Sep 8 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi mourned the demise of Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch. Queen Elizabeth II passed away at the age of 96, Buckingham Palace announced on Thursday night.

“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,” PM tweeted.

“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,” PM said in another tweet.