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Ex-Punjab minister Khushal Bahl dies at 87

Kamaljit Singh Kamal , Hindustan Times   Gurdaspur, June 15, 2014
First Published: 18:57 IST(15/6/2014) | Last Updated: 18:58 IST(15/6/2014)

Veteran Congress party leader and former Punjab cabinet minister Khushal Bahl died of cardiac arrest at his home here in the wee hours on Sunday. He was 87.

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 Bahl began his political career as a student leader at FC College, Lahore. In 1966 he was later elected president of the Gurdaspur municipal council
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He was elected to the Punjab assembly from the Gurdaspur constituency in 1972, 1977, 1992 and 2002 and was a minister in the Congress party led governments headed by Giani Zail Singh, Beant Singh, Harcharan Singh Brar and Amarinder Singh, holding the portfolios of medical education, industrial training, jails, labour & employment and higher and school education.

Bahl is survived by three sons — Raman, Aman and Bahl.

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