PM Modi Condoles Death Of Oman’s Sultan Qaboos, Says He Was A Visionary Leader And StatesmanPM Modi with Oman’s Sultan Qaboos (Pic Via Twitter)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (11 January) condoled the death of Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said and described him as a "visionary leader and statesman", who transformed Oman into a prosperous nation and called him a "beacon of peace".

In a series of tweets, Modi said, "I am deeply saddened to learn about the passing away of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said. He was a visionary leader and statesman who transformed Oman into a modern and prosperous nation. He was a beacon of peace for our region and the world."

The Prime Minister also called Sultan Qaboos as a true friend of India and said, he provided strong leadership for developing a vibrant strategic partnership between India and Oman.

"I will always cherish the warmth and affection I received from him. May his soul rest in peace," Modi said.

His remarks came after Oman's Sultan, the Arab world's longest-serving ruler died at an age of 79.

According to media reports, the Sultan, who ruled Oman for almost half a century, was unmarried and had no heir or had designated successor.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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