Shri Modi described Shri Vaghela as a person who worked tirelessly for the development of the poor and the marginalized sections of society. “This is a news the mind is never ready for,” he added. Shri Modi said that he spoke to Shri Vaghela only a few days ago and one never knew such sad news would come today. “May God give his family strength and may his soul rest in peace. There is a big void that has been created,” the Chief Minister said.
Shri Fakirbhai Vaghela served as Minister on various occasions in his long association in public life. Most recently he was Cabinet Minister for Sports, Youth Affairs till 2012.