Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday condoled the death of Omar Abdullah's uncle and appreciated the National Conference leader's call to supporters to a avoid large gathering and pray from home for the departed soul. Prime Minister Modi tweeted, "Condolences to you and the entire family. May his soul rest in peace". He said in this hour of grief, Omar's call to avoid any large gathering "is appreciable and will strengthen India's fight against COVID-19". On Sunday night, the NC leader had tweeted that his uncle Mohd Ali Mattoo passed away after a brief illness.