PM pays tribute to Veerendra Kumar

New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condoled the death of Rajya Sabha member MP Veerendra Kumar, saying he believed in giving a voice to the poor and the underprivileged.

Veerendra Kumar a former union minister passed way on Thursday at a private hospital following cardiac arrest at the age of 84.

Taking to twitter, PM Modi wrote, “Anguished by the passing away of Rajya Sabha MP Shri M.P. Veerendra Kumar Ji. He distinguished himself as an effective legislator and Parliamentarian.”

“He believed in giving voice to the poor and underprivileged. Condolences to his family and well wishers. Om Shanti,” the prime minister added.

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu also expressed his grief over the demise of Rajya Sabha member, “Deeply saddened by the demise of Shri M.P. Veerendra kumar, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha and former union minister,” Naidu tweeted.

“He was a multifaceted personality. The veteran leader was also an accomplished journalist and a prolific writer,” he added.

Veerendra Kumar was elected to the Kerala Legislative Assembly in 1987 and to the Lok Sabha twice.