I lost trusted friend: Dhumal  

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Governor Bandaru Dattatraya and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur have expressed deep grief over the demise of former MLA Rakesh Verma. Rakesh Verma died at IGMC Shimla last evening following massive heart attack.

Governor Bandaru Dattatraya has expressed his deep condolences with the bereaved family members and prayed for the peace of the departed soul.

Chief Minister said that his services towards the people of Shimla district particularly Theog area would always be remembered. Jai Ram Thakur prayed the Almighty to give peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family members to bear this irreparable loss.

Former Chief Minister and veteran politician Prem Kuamr Dhumal has also expressed his condolences with the bereaved family members. He said that he has lost trusted friend.

Union Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur, in his condolence, remembered Rakesh Verma as honest politician and hailed his contribution in the development of the Theog region.  

State Congress president Kuldeep Singh Rathore also condoled the death of Rakesh Verma. In his message Rathore remembered him as courteous and full of humour. He termed his death as a big loss to Theog region and prayed to give strength to the family to bear the irreparable loss.