Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, December 8
Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Banwarilal Purohit has mourned the demise of the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and defence personnel aboard the ill-fated chopper that crashed in Coonoor this afternoon.
The Governor prayed for peace to the departed souls. In his message, Purohit said, “The news of the passing away of General Rawat is extremely shocking and painful; he was an extremely intelligent, motivated and dedicated officer. The unfortunate demise of General Rawat, highly awarded for gallantry and distinguished service, is a national loss.”
“I express my heartfelt condolences to family members of the bereaved and their colleagues,” he said.
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