President of India, Ram Nath Kovind visited Sanjay Tandon, Chandigarh State President BJP at his residence to convey his condolences on the death of Sh. BalramJI Das Tandon. Late Sh. Balramji Das Tandon was governor of Chhattisgarh and father of Sanjay Tandon. President Kovind met all the family members of Tandon household and offered his sympathies.President Kovind visited the bereaved families residence breaking the official protocol of President of India. Earlier, at the time of death of Sh. BalramJi Das Tandon, President Kovind had spoken to Sanjay on phone to convey his sympathies and had promised he would visit his residence whenever he is in Chandigarh next.President Kovind was accompanied by the governor of Punjab and Haryana, Sh V.P. Badnore and Satyadev Narayan along with state agriculture minister Radhamohan Singh, Cabinet Minister HarsimratKaurBadal and Chief minister of Haryana Sh. MonoharLalKhattar.
Sanjay presented the president with a book based on Sh. Balramji Das Tandon’s life along with a sculpture of Sh. Sai Baba as token of gratitude.Informing about the President’s meeting with Tandon family, Chandigarh State Gen Secretary Chandershekhar informed President Kovind’s visit was exceptional because he disregarded the President’s protocol. He further informed that president Kovind while talking to the family members said that Sh. Balramji Das Tandon was a person of distinguished personality, who foregone most of his life in the service of nation. He said,BalramjiTandon did numerous efforts, both in official as well as personal capacity for development and upliftment of his fellow citizens. People like him are an inspiration to everyone and will be known for their selfless nation to service forever. He said it is a great loos to nation to lose such a dedicated leader and offered his sympathies to the family. He offered flowers on Sh. BalramJi Das Tandon’s picture and a prayer was organized.President Kovind extended an invitation to wife of late Sh. BalramJi Das Tandon to visit President’s house in New Delhi and offered to help her get treated for her knee problems. President Kovind also praised Sanjay for being a devout disciple of SatyaSai baba and for sharing his teachings with everyone.