External Affairs Minister has expressed his deep condolences at the sad demise of Mme. Guo Qinglan, wife of Dr Dwarkanath Kotnis, earlier today in Dalian, China, aged 96.
Recalling that Dr Kotnis was a member of the Indian Medical Mission to China in the 1930s, EAM stated that he had made great contributions in fostering friendship between the people of India and China. The passing of Mme. Guo would be felt in both countries, as it marks the loss of a true symbol of their friendship in the modern era.