In his message to the Governor of Tamil Nadu K Rosaiah, the President said, "I am very sad to learn about the loss of human lives and serious damage to infrastructure in Chennai and several other parts of Tamil Nadu due to heavy rains."

Pranab Mukherjee called upon the state government and all other authorities to provide every assistance possible to the bereaved families as well as those affected. "I appreciate the efforts of the state government, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), civil society organisations and rescue workers as they continue to save lives and mitigate the suffering of the affected population," the President said.

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