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Prime Minister condoles Jaspal Bhatti's untimely death

October 25, 2012 16:33 IST

Jaspal BhattiPrime Minister Manmohan Singh condoled the 'untimely' death of satirist Jaspal Bhatti saying his work using cinema and television to hold up a mirror to the society will be long remembered.

Bhatti endeared himself to generations with his unique perspective on probity in public life, Singh said in a condolence message to the family of the satirist who died in a road accident in Punjab on October 25.

"Not only did he contribute in his own way to reform society, he did it with a light and humorous touch, which endeared him to generations of viewers and audiences," the Prime Minister said.

Bhatti's work using the medium of television and cinema to hold up a mirror to society and highlighting the problems of the common man will long be remembered, Singh said.

"In his unfortunate passing away, the country has lost a person who pioneered a unique perspective on probity in public life," he said.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said destiny has suddenly snatched away from us a pious soul who brought a smile on every face.

"His hard-hitting yet light-hearted satire touched the public conscience and left a deep impact on everyone. The cartoonist, actor and filmmaker in him struck a chord with and won the hearts of millions of people," Bansal said.

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