Punjab Congress chief Partap Singh Bajwa’s mother Gurbachan Kaur Bajwa was cremated here on Friday. She had died at the age of 85 on Thursday. The pyre was lit by her eldest son Brig Mahinder Partap Singh Bajwa (retd), along with other sons Partap Singh Bajwa and Fateh Jang Singh Bajwa. Partap Bajwa’s wife and local MLA Charanjit Kaur Bajwa was present at the cremation.
Gurdaspur DC Abhinav Trikha laid a wreath on Gurbachan Kaur’s body on behalf of the Punjab government. Gurbachan Kaur’s husband late Satnam Singh Bajwa was a former Punjab minister and state Congress president. The bhog ceremony is on July 5.
Punjab Congress leaders present included state Congress Legislature Party leader Sunil Kumar Jakhar, MLAs Ashwani Sekhri, OP Soni, Tarlochan Singh Soondh, Sangat Singh Gilzian, Bharat Bhushan Ashu, Surinder Kumar Dawar, Raj Kumar Verka, Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Sukhbinder Singh Sukh Sarkaria, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and Rajnish Kumar Babbi, former ministers Raman Bhalla and Lakhbir Singh Randhawa, former MPs Santosh Chaudhary and Mohinder Singh Kaypee, and PPCC spokesperson Sukhpal Singh Khaira.