West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has mourned Lakshmi Sahgal, saying the work the freedom fighter did to help the hapless people during the Bangladesh war will remain etched in everyone’s memory.
“I deeply condole the demise of Lakshmi Sahgal — freedom fighter and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s comrade in the Indian National Army,” she said. “I pray to God that her soul rest in peace.”
The Jharkhand State secretariat of the CPI(M) has expressed profound grief at her death.
‘A gender disaster’
Kochi Special Correspondent writes:
The former Supreme Court judge, V.R. Krishna Iyer, has said the death of Captain Lakshmi Sahgal is a loss to the women’s movement in India. “A great lady is gone,” he told The Hindu. “Her death is a gender disaster.”