The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has extended profound condolences at the passing away of Khurshed Alam Khan here today.
Khurshed Alam Khan had the distinction of being a distinguished Parliamentarian for over 15 years as a member of the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha. He was a Member of the Union Council of ministers and handled various portfolios, namely, External Affairs, Tourism, Civil Aviation, Textiles and Commerce.
He resigned his Lok Sabha seat when he was appointed the Governor of Goa on July 18, 1989. He was appointed the Governor of Karnataka in January 6, 1991.
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh said in his message that Khurshed Alam Khan served the nation with distinction in many capacities throughout his life which enriched our land.
"His leadership in India's Foreign Policy, Education system and legislative affairs contributed immensely to the country's modern, liberal and democratic polity," said Dr. Singh.
"His commitment to the nation was deeply rooted in the abiding values of our Constitution and the idea of an India envisioned by the founding fathers of our freedom struggle", said the Prime Minister. "Khan's work as a Foreign Minister, Parliamentarian and educationist leaves us a legacy which future generations must emulate and nurture," he added.
Dr. Singh said India has lost a true son and servant of the nation in the passing away of Khurshed Alam Khan.
The Prime Minister extended his heartfelt condolences to the members of Khan's family in their difficult hour of bereavement at this irreparable loss. (ANI)