Prime Minister Narendra Modi recalled Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday as a “stalwart of our times,” saying that she “gave inspiring leadership to her nation and people” and “personified dignity and decency in public life,” hours after Buckingham Palace announced her passing.
The Queen and PM Modi had “memorable” encounters in 2015 and 2018, and the PM recalled them, adding he would “never forget her warmth and generosity.”
“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be recognised as a stalwart of our times. She gave her country and people with great leadership. She was the epitome of respectability and decency in public. afflicted by her death. In this difficult time, my thoughts are with her family and the people of the UK, he said.
During my visits to the UK in 2015 and 2018, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and I had special encounters. I’ll never forget how friendly and welcoming she was. She showed me the handkerchief Mahatma Gandhi gave her at her wedding at one of our sessions. I shall always be grateful for such kindness,” Modi added.
After 70 years of rule, Queen Elizabeth II passed away on Thursday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. She was 96. She passed away at Balmoral Castle, her Scottish vacation home, where members of the royal family had hurried to her aid when her health started to deteriorate, according to the palace. She was the only monarch that the majority of Britons have ever known, and her name marks an era: the modern Elizabethan Era. She serves as a link to the nearly extinct generation who fought in World War II.