Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday expressed grief over the demise of former state governor Lt Gen JFR Jacob (retd) who passed away in Delhi at 92.
In a condolence message here, Badal described Jacob as an able administrator, an astute military officer and a dedicated soldier besides a fine human being with qualities of the head and heart, who played a vanguard role in India’s victory in Indo-Pakistan war of 1971 and liberation of Bangladesh. He recalled the outstanding services rendered by Jacob as the governor of Punjab and administrator of the union territory of Chandigarh. He expressed sympathy with the bereaved family.
Deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, in his condolence message, described Lt Gen Jacob as a brilliant army officer and governor.
Punjab and Haryana governor Kaptan Singh Solanki said it was a tremendous loss to the country.
Congress leader Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, in her condolence message, remembered Jacob for his “people-friendly” policies and for paying surprise visits to public places to know ground realities during his tenure as the Punjab governor.