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Condolence Message from Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to Ms. Yolanda King on the passing away of Mrs. Coretta Scott King

New Delhi
February 6, 2006 

Dear Ms. King,

I was deeply saddened to learn the passing away of your mother, Mrs. Coretta Scott King. We in India, knew and admired her as a comrade and partner of your father Dr. Martin Luther King, and more recently, as a powerful voice who carried his message forward. If today, civil rights are
regarded as an inalienable value, the credit for that should, in substantial measure, go to your mother and her activities. India's bonds with your mother were particularly strong because she proved through her life and work that Mahatma Gandhi ' s teachings and values had universal
applicability . 

Please accept deep condolences on behalf of the people and Government of India. At this time of grief, I hope you will find some solace in the knowledge that millions of others all over the world share your bereavement and sense of loss.