Prime Minister Modi Condoles Demise of South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu
The Dalai Lama virtually wished Archbishop Desmond Tutu on his 90th birthday on Oct. 8, 2021. (IANS photo)
NEW DELHI – Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Dec. 26 condoled the death of South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Tutu, a Gandhian follower and Nobel Peace Prize winner, died aged 90. “Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu was a guiding light for countless people globally. His emphasis on human dignity and equality will be forever remembered. I am deeply saddened by his demise, and extend my heartfelt condolences to all his admirers. May his soul rest in peace,” tweeted Modi.
Tutu was diagnosed with prostate cancer in the late 1990s and in recent years he was hospitalized on several occasions.
Desmond Mpilo Tutu won the Nobel Peace Prize 1984 for his role as a unifying leader figure in the non-violent campaign to resolve the problem of apartheid in South Africa. He was hailed as the conscience of South Africa.