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PM Narendra Modi condoles demise of Bipan Chandra

India TV News Desk 30 Aug 2014, 15:04:10 PM IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday condoled the demise of noted historian Bipan Chandra.

The Prime Minister also extended condolences to Chandra's family.

86-year-old Chandra died in his sleep on Saturday morning, family members said.

He died at his home in Gurgaon.

Author of several books such as ‘The Making of Modern India: From Marx to Gandhi', ‘History of Modern India' and ‘The Rise and Growth of Economic Nationalism in India', Chandra was also the former chairman of the National Book Trust (2004-12).

The former professor of history was also considered to be an authority on Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.