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Basu A 'Great Son Of India': PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday  saluted ailing marxist patriarch Jyoti Basu as a 'great son of India' and wished him quick recovery.  "Jyoti Basu is a great son of India. Our thoughts and prayers
PTI January 16, 2010 19:43 IST
PTI

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday  saluted ailing marxist patriarch Jyoti Basu as a 'great son of India' and wished him quick recovery. 

"Jyoti Basu is a great son of India. Our thoughts and prayers are with him," the Prime Minister said while addressing the valedictory function of the 150th anniversary celebrations of St. Xaviers College, in Kolkata."We all wish for his quick recovery," he said.

The Prime Minister had visited the veteran CPI(M) leader in hospital on January seven and assured if any specialist was required from anywhere in the country for consultations on Basu, he would make arrangements for it. 

Following this, the medical board constituted at the private AMRI Hospital, where Basu is admitted, has been consulting specialists of AIIMS, New Delhi. PTI