Thakkar, 72, had served the same job in Gujarat at the main minister’s workplace of 10 unique leaders, from 1986 to 2014. The CMs incorporate Congress’s Madhavsinh Solanki, Janata Dal’s Chimanbhai Patel, BJP’s Keshubhai Patel, rebel Rashtriya Janata Party’s Shankersinh Vaghela, and last but not least Narendra Modi. In actuality, Thakkar’s pals would typically teasingly tell him that if he were to generate his autobiography, audience would get a ringside check out of Gujarat’s complicated political record in just a solitary e book.
Modi tweeted: “Extremely saddened by the demise of Shri Jagdish Thakkar, the Pro in the PMO.”
“Jagdishbhai was a veteran journalist and I had the enjoyment of functioning with him for several years, in Gujarat and in Delhi. He was known for his simplicity and heat-hearted nature.”
In one more tweet, Modi mentioned: “We have lost a wonderful particular person, who loved his get the job done and did it with utmost diligence. Condolences to his relatives and very well-wishers.”
Modi also personally met Thakkar’s household: his spouse Vibha, a social employee and his son and daughter-in-regulation.
“His integrity and determination to the get the job done was exemplary,” previous CM Keshubhai Patel stated.