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VP condoles demise of noted economist Vithal

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday condoled the demise of veteran economist B.P.R. Vithal, saying he will always remain as a "role model to IAS officers across the country."

Updated Jun 19, 2020 09:27 AM

VP condoles demise of noted economist Vithal

Vithal,93, was a former IAS officer of the 1950 batch and was advisor to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. He breathed his last on Friday due to old age ailments.

The Vice President took to Twitter and said, "Saddened to learn about the passing away of Shri B P R Vithal, one of our country's most illustrious civil servants who left an indelible mark in the positions he occupied."

He added, "His intellect,integrity and high level of competence and commitment made him a role model to a number of IAS officers in the country."

Naidu paid deepest condolences to the bereaved family members.

"May his soul rest in peace!" he said.

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