Nikki Haley mourns the death of her father on Father’s Day

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Nikki Haley mourns the death of her father on Father’s Day

Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley posted online announcing the death of her father on Father’s Day.

“This morning I had to say goodbye to the smartest, sweetest, kindest, most decent man I have ever known,” Haley posted on the social media platform X, along with a photo of her hugging her father.

She said her heart is heavy knowing he is gone. Her father, Ajit Singh Randhawa, immigrated to the United States from India. He was a professor at Voorhees University in Denmark, S.C.

“He taught his kids the importance of faith, hard work, and grace,” Haley said. “He was an amazing husband of 64 years, a loving grandfather and great grandfather, and the best father to his four children.”

She wished her father a happy Father’s Day and said the family “will miss you dearly.”

The South Carolina Post and Courier said Haley’s father was there when she announced her GOP presidential bid last year. She paused her campaign in January to visit her father in the hospital after he had been diagnosed with cancer.

Haley suspended her presidential campaign in March. Last month, she said she would vote for former President Trump in the election this fall.