'Your legacy will continue to guide us. We will continue to draw strength from your democratic vision of taking everyone along, which you have developed over a long and illustrious public life.' Modi wrote to Pranab Mukherjee. Photograph:( Twitter )
India's former President Pranab Mukherjee who recently handed over his office to the new President of India Ram Nath Kovind a forthnight back took to Twitter to share a letter sent by PM Modi on his last day in office, the caption read:''Pranab Da, I will always cherish working with you."
PM Modi's farewell letter:
"As you begin a new phase of your distinguished journey, I cannot but express my profound sense of admiration and gratitude for your immense contribution to the nation, particularly as President of India over the last five years. You have inspired us with your simplicity, high principles and exemplary leadership.
Three years ago, I came to New Delhi as an outsider. The task before me was huge and challenging. In these times, you have always been a father figure and a mentor to me. Your wisdom, guidance and personal warmth have given me greater confidence and strength.
During your political journey and your presidency, you placed the wellbeing of the nation over everything else..You belong to a generation of leaders for whom politics was simply a means to selflessly give back to society. You stand as a great source of inspiration for the people of India."