Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Thursday expressed shock and deep grief at the death of Paola Maino, mother of Indian National Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
She also prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul and extended her heartfelt sympathy to Sonia Gandhi and her family.
"I can relate that the passing away of parents leaves a permanent vacuum in our hearts which can never be filled by anyone else. Despite these tragedies on our paths, our lives must continue," Sheikh Hasina said in a signed letter sent to Sonia Gandhi.
"It is my firm belief that the values, affection, love, and legacy taught and left behind by Madam Maino will be a source of inspiration and strength for you and your family members and will take you all forward in the coming days."