People and leaders thronged in large number at Hansali village on Saturday to pay last tributes to Saint Ajit Singh Hansali wale, head of Niram Dera Hansali, who passed away on Thursday night.
The heavy rush led to a huge jam on Sadhugarh road, which connects Hansali village to the GT Road, and only VVIP vehicles were allowed to pass.
Punjab assembly speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal, Anandpur Sahib MP Prem Singh Chandumajra, Patiala MLA Preneet Kaur, former CM Rajinder Kaur Bhattal etc visited Hansali village to pay tributes.
Body to be immersed in Sutlej river today
The body of Saint Ajit Singh Hansali wale will be immersed in the Sutlej river near Gurdwara Bibhor Sahib, Nangal on Sunday. The body will be sailed from Hansali at 8am to Bibhor Sahib and will make halts at some of the gurdwaras on the way for few minutes for the people to pay homage.
The body will be kept at Dera Tufeda Sahib for five minutes, Dera Jyoti Sarup Sahib for five minutes, Gurdwara Jyoti Sarup Sahib for seven minutes, Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib for 10 minutes, Kaynor in Bharatgarh Dera for 15 minutes, in Anandpur Sahib for 10 minutes, and then it will be immersed in the Sutlej.
Cong cancels dharna at Fatehgarh Sahib
Taking into consideration the death of Saint Ajit Singh Hansali wale, the Punjab Congress on Saturday cancelled its dharna at Fatehgarh Sahib on Sunday.
Punjab Congress president Partap Singh Bajwa said the dharna — aimed at demanding the dismissal of the Akali-BJP government in the wake of alleged involvement of its ministers in drug rackets — would not be staged on Sunday.
Ambika Soni expresses condolence
Former union minister and Rajya Sabha member Ambika Soni on Saturday expressed her condolence over the demise. “It is a great loss to humanity. Baba ji provided spiritual guidance to a large number of people. He played an active role in promoting education and sports for the young generation. Now, a void has been created in the socio-religious sphere,” Soni said in a statement.