External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has condoled the death of Consul General of India at Mazar-e-Sharief T. Cherian who succumbed to serious head injuries due to a fall at his residence on Thursday.

Mr. Cherian was quickly shifted to the ISAF (German) hospital at Mazar-e-Sharief and given necessary medical assistance, but could not be revived due to brain haemorrhage and severe internal bleeding. His mortal remains are being flown back to India.

Mr. Krishna said Mr. Cherian was a devoted and competent officer who was serving his nation with dedication. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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