Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday shared a letter on Twitter which was sent to him by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his last day in office.
Mukherjee dubbed his emotions, saying that it has touched his heart where PM Modi apprised him as a father figure and political mentor.
â€œOn my last day in office as the President, I received a letter from PM @narendramodi that touched my heart! Sharing with you all,â€ Mukherjee tweeted from his handle.
"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," the Prime Minister said in the letter.
Modi also highlighted the fact that both the leaders belong to different parties and ideologies but despite that, they were able to work together.
President Pranab Mukherjee was a union minister in previous UPA govt before holding the office in 2012. His term ended on July 24.
Modi responded by saying, "Pranab Da, I will always cherish working with you." In the letter made public by Mukherjee, the prime minister said he had come to New Delhi three years ago 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," he said.
Modi said Mukherjee's "intellectual prowess" had been of constant help. "You have been so warm, affectionate and caring to me. Your one phone call asking me 'I hope you are taking care of your health' was enough to fill me with fresh energy, after a long day at meetings or on a campaign tour," he said in the letter dated July 24. (With PTI Inputs)