The mortal remains of Punjab Beopar Mandal president Amrit Lal Jain, who died on Sunday, were consigned to flames at the Durgiana Temple cremation ground here on Monday.
The pyre was lit by Jain’s eldest son Salil. Members of the business community, industrialists, political leaders, including Congress MLA OP Soni, were present to pay tribute to the departed soul.
Jain died while on a visit to a Malerkotla on Sunday. He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter.
Earlier in the day, Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh visited Jain’s residence to express his condolences with members of the bereaved family. He said Jain provided direction to the business community ever since he took over the reins of the Beopar Mandal in l991.
Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal spoke to Jain’s eldest son over telephone to express grief over his death.