Advani said he had visited Singhal only yesterday and is shocked at his demise. He said Singhal remained international working president of Vishwa Hindu Parishad for over 20 years and was the chief architect of the Ramjanmabhoomi movement.
"I have had the privilege of interacting with him on a number of occasions. He was a man of sound knowledge and committed ideals. I mourn Shri Ashok Singhal's passing away. May the departed soul rest in peace," he said in his message.
Expressing deep condolences, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan described him as a 'modern saint' and said, “in his death, we have lost a saint-like person."
"His death is a big loss to social and religious fields. His entire life was dedicated to the service of the nation and society and he had immense contribution to all sections, especially the poor," she said.
In his condolence message, BJP President Amit Shah said, “His entire life was dedicated to Mother India. It is an irreparable loss to the Ram Janmabhoomi movement, VHP and the
entire nation."
In their condolence message, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and his deputy Suresh Bhayyaji Joshi said in Singhal's demise the entire Hindu community in the world has suffered a big loss.

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