Yesterday Former President Pranab Mukherjee shared a letter he had received from Prime Minister Narendra Modi before leaving Rashtrapati Bhavan. In the letter, Narendra Modi thanked Pranab Mukherjee for being a "father figure" and a "mentor". "Your intellectual prowess has constantly helped my government and me," the Prime Minister wrote.
Former President Mukherjee earlier in the day took to Twitter to share the letter with everyone. Along with the letter he wrote, “On my last day in office as the President, I received a letter from PM @narendramodi that touched my heart! Sharing with you all.”
— Pranab Mukherjee (@CitiznMukherjee) August 3, 2017
PM Modi was quick to react and replied by saying, “Pranab Da, I will always cherish working with you. @CitiznMukherjee.”
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 3, 2017
The Prime Minister referred to a phone call that the 81-year-old had made to him.
"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 also commented that despite their different political journeys, they were able to work together.
"Pranab Da, our political journeys took shape in different political parties. Our ideologies, at times, have been different. Our experiences are also varied...Yet, such is the strength of your intellect and wisdom that we were able to work together with synergy."
"You belong to a generation of leaders for whom politics was simply a means to selflessly give back to society," PM Modi writes. Signing off, the PM says: "Rashtrapati ji, it has been an honour to work with you, as your Prime Minister!"