Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said the demise of Shiromani Akali Dal patriarch Parkash Singh Badal is an irreparable loss to Indian politics.
Shah added that Badal's unparalleled political experience was very helpful in public life and always a delight to listen to.
"The passing away of veteran leader, Shri Parkash Singh Badal Sahab is deeply saddening. His career spanning several decades was dedicated to the welfare of the poor. His demise is an irreparable loss to Indian politics. My heartfelt condolences are with his family and followers," Shah tweeted.
The home minister said he was fortunate to have met Badal on several occasions.
"His unparalleled political experience was very helpful in public life and always a delight to listen to. The memories of those meetings will always remain with me. Om Shanti Shanti Shanti,” he said in another tweet.
Badal, a five-time former Punjab chief minister known for his winsome humility and strong rural roots, died on Tuesday. He was 95.