Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday condoled the death of former Nepal prime minister Sushil Koirala, saying "India lost a valued friend".
"Sushil Koirala ji's simplicity holds lessons for all of us. My condolences to the Koirala family and people of Nepal in this hour of grief, " Modi said in a tweet.
Koirala, who was also the president of the Nepali Congress, died early on Tuesday at his Kathmandu residence. He was 80.
"In Sushil Koirala ji, (Nepali Congress) NC has lost a big leader who served Nepal for decades and India lost a valued friend. Pained by his demise. RIP, " the prime minister added.