Hyderabad, January 18, 2016 : Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over sad demise of former Governor of Sikkim V. Rama Rao, 80 and extended sympathies to the bereaved family members.

A message received from the Prime Minister's Office said lauded the contributions of V. Rama Rao as head of State of Sikkim in northeast India and his stellar role as President of BJP in Andhra Pradesh.

On directions of the Prime Minister, the Telangana Government officials placed a flower wreath on the last remains of the former Sikkim Governor as a mark of tribute to his contributions to the society.