Leaders remember Basu

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By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 18.01.10
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His advice was statesman-like but always pragmatic and based on unshakable values

MANMOHAN SINGH

 

I have the warmest memories of our many meetings — of his charm and grace...

SONIA GANDHI

 

He was our guardian. The... Left democratic movement has received a severe blow

BUDDHADEB BHATTACHARJEE

 

First and last chapter of the Left Front Government

MAMATA BANERJEE

 

Our ideologies were different. Still, going by his greatness, I respect him...

LK ADVANI

 

Jyoti Basu was one of the tallest leaders of contemporary India.

NITIN GADKARI

 

He leaves us bereft because there will be none like JB again

PRAKASH KARAT

 

I have lost my father forthe second time in Jyoti Basu.s death

SOMNATH CHATTERJEE

 

A tall and experienced leader... who got the love and confidence of his people

SUSHMA SWARAJ

 

Immense loss for Bangladeshas well as myself.... Have lost a tested friend and well-wisher

SHEIKH HASINA

 

Agreat friend and a greatPrime Minister India never had

SWRAJ PAUL

 

We view his passing with great sorrow. He was a great leader of the nation and the state

RATAN TATA

 

The news of my friend Basu.s death saddened me

M KARUNANIDHI

 

The people of India have lost a true patriot, renowned personality and a great humanist

JAYALALITHAA

 

He set a very rare example.... He continued to work till the end of his life

SITARAM YECHURY

 

He was a great legacy, a history by himself

D RAJA

 

The Bengal experience under Basu is an exemplary model for the working class

VS ACHUTHANANDAN

 

The tallest leader. He alsofought to the end... our heartfelt sadness on his demise

AB BARDHAN

 

He displayed his abilities as a leader of the people, an able administrator...

PRATIBHA PATIL

 

His sagacity and leadership ...have been a source ofinspiration

HAMID ANSARI

 

He would be remembered for his ideas, his leadership, his warm presence, his affection

AMARTYA SEN

 

He was a towering statesman in post-Independence India.Our prayers are with his family

US ENVOY TIMOTHY J ROEMER

 

Not many know that Jyoti Babu was an ardent cricket lover

JAGMOHAN DALMIYA

 

He was always keen on development of sport. His contribution...is immense

PK BANERJEE

 

I knew him personally for more than five decades

PRANAB MUKHERJEE

 

It is a great personal loss to me. We were friends since 1946-47

SIDDHARTHA SHANKAR RAY