Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat Thursday expressed grief over the death of Congress veteran Narayan Dutt Tiwari, describing him as a tall leader whose life was dedicated to the service of the nation. Tiwari died at a private hospital in Delhi Thursday after prolonged illness. He was 93.
Rawat also remembered him as a man who made significant contribution to the industrialisation of both Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand during his chief ministership.
"N D Tiwari dedicated his entire life to the service of the nation both during the country's freedom struggle and after it attained independence," he said.
"He was a Union minister and held charge of key portfolios like finance and external affairs," Rawat said.
"He contributed significantly to the industrialisation of Uttar Pradesh as its chief minister and also that of Uttarakhand when it was still in its infancy after attaining statehood," he said.
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Rawat also described him as a large-hearted man who could rise above petty political considerations when it came to matters of public interest.