The gang rape victim whose assault in New Delhi triggered nationwide protests died of her injuries on Saturday in a Singapore hospital, potentially threatening fresh protests in India where her case is a rallying point for women's rights.
Here are some reactions sourced from the social networking website Twitter.
MANMOHAN SINGH, prime minister: I pray for the peace of the departed soul and hope that her family will have the strength to bear this grievous loss. While she may have lost her battle for life, it is up to us all to ensure that her death will not have been in vain. I join the nation in conveying to her family and friends my deepest condolences at this terrible loss
AMITABH BACHCHAN, actor: 'Amanat', 'Damini' just a name now .. her body has passed away, but her soul shall shall forever stir our hearts!!!
SHASHI THAROOR, MoS Human Resource - Deeply saddened by the passing of our brave sister in Singapore. She waged a courageous battle for life&galvanized a cause that will not die
KIRAN BEDI, activist - Let this sacrifice day b called NIRBHAY DAY where all cops led by their seniors RESOLVE that no complaint from any woman will go unattended!
SUSHMA SWARAJ, senior BJP leader -- Her death has shaken the conscience of the nation. We must wake up and make India safe for daughters.
NARENDRA MODI , Gujarat Chief Minister -- Deeply saddened & distressed by the news of India's braveheart daughter passing away. My deepest condolences with her family.
ANUPAM KHER , Actor -- This is NOT the time to shut down Metros, India Gate or India. This is the time to Apologise,Say SORRY for letting People down.
ARVIND KEJRIWAL, politician -- Aren't we all responsible for her death? Can we all now do something so that half of humanity starts feeling safe amongst us?
PRITISH NANDY, media personality -- I do not know her name. I do not know her religion. All I know is that we are all responsible for her death....
SALIM MERCHANT, music composer -- God bless the soul of the girl from delhi who died fighting for her life. We need our laws changed!"
ANAND MAHINDRA, industrialist -- Today I resolve to bave no resolutions other than to light a candle&unite in grief with her family--silently.There will be time for action.