Ansari, PM condole Captain Lakshmi Sehgal''s death
New Delhi, July 23 (PTI) Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today condoled the death of freedom fighter Captain Lakshmi Sehgal, saying that the nation has lost an icon of selfless service.
Ansari described Sehgal as a noted freedom fighter and tireless campaigner for women''s rights and social causes. He said he was deeply grieved by her demise.
In his condolence message, the Prime Minister said, "In the passing away of Shrimati Lakshmi Sehgal the nation has lost an icon of liberal values and selfless service".
Ansari said, "Captain Lakshmi Sehgal represents the pinnacle of sacrifice and struggle for the country, and for the rights of the downtrodden and women. Her contribution in public life in politics, the trade union movement and the women''s movement are remembered by one and all".
He said that Sehgal''s compassion, concern and commitment towards humanity manifested in all her efforts and activities and this has inspired many to emulate her.
"Her demise is a tremendous loss to the nation," he said.
97-year-old Sehgal, who was part of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose''s Indian National Army, died in Kanpur today. PTI RC SC
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