PM condoles death of Congressman NKP Salve

New Delhi, April 2, 2012: The nonagenarian was buried at a Christian cemetery in Nagpur.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today condoled the death of former federal minister N.K.P salve, who died yesterday in Delhi.

Salve, 91, was buried today at a Christian cemetery in Jaripatka in Nagpur.

In his condolence message, Singh said Salve was a veteran politician who served the country in different capacities over many decades.

He made lasting contributions in the promotion of education in Maharashtra and worked hard to develop cricket in the country.

Singh said Salve was closely associated with the 1987 World Cup, which was held in the subcontinent for the first time.

A chartered accountant by profession, Salve served as Power minister in late prime minister Indira Gandhi’s cabinet and also worked with prime ministers Rajiv Gandhi and PV Narasimha Rao. He was also the head of the ninth Planning Commission.

A widower, Salve is survived by his son Harish, a leading lawyer and a former solicitor general, and daughter Arundhati.

– zeenews/ibnlive

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