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Former Congress MLA Sher Singh Gagowal passes away

Senior Congress leader and former MLA Sher Singh Gagowal (76) passed way on Sunday in Chandigarh.

punjab Updated: Oct 02, 2016 20:52 IST
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“Gagowal was one of the senior most leaders and had contributed immensely towards the strengthening of the party,” Amarinder Singh said in a statement on Sunday(HT File )

Senior Congress leader and former MLA Sher Singh Gagowal passed way on Sunday in Chandigarh.

He represented Mansa in 1992 (Congress), 2002 (independent) and 2007 (Congress). According to his close associates, Gagowal has not keeping well for the last couple of months.

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee president Capt Amarinder Singh condoled the demise of the senior leader. “Gagowal was one of the senior most leaders and had contributed immensely towards the strengthening of the party,” Amarinder Singh said in a statement on Sunday.

“His death has created a vacuum in the party which will be difficult to fill,” the PPCC president said, adding that Congress was with Gagowal’s family in this hour of their grief.

Bharat Inder SIngh Chahal, a close aide of Amarinder, also expressed his condolences over the demise of Gagowal. “He was a senior leader and a visionary in the party.”

“We had planned a mega cultural event to honour members of Chahal welfare trust in Mansa. However, the event has been postponed due to his untimely death,” Chahal said.