Gurdas Badal cremated with state honours at native village

The last rites were performed at his native village Badal in Muktsar district with state honours on Friday
Finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal and SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal carrying the body of Gurdas Singh Badal for cremation in Muktsar, Punjab, on Friday.(Sanjeev Kumar//HT Photo)
Finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal and SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal carrying the body of Gurdas Singh Badal for cremation in Muktsar, Punjab, on Friday.(Sanjeev Kumar//HT Photo)
Updated on May 16, 2020 01:03 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, Badal (Muktsar) | By, Badal (muktsar)

The last rites of Gurdas Singh Badal, father of Punjab finance minister Manpreet Singh Badal and brother of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patriarch Parkash Singh Badal, were performed at his native village Badal in Muktsar district with state honours on Friday.

A former MP, Gurdas Badal, 90, died at Fortis hospital in Mohali on Thursday night. He was suffering from age-related ailments.

Besides Manpreet, Parkash Singh Badal, SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal, Union food processing industries minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal were among those present at the cremation.

Cabinet ministers Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Sham Sundar Arora, Vijay Inder Singla, Bharat Bhushan Ashu and Aruna Chaudhary were also present. Captain Sandeep Singh Sandhu, political secretary to chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh, also attended the funeral ceremony.

Congress MP Jasbir Singh Dimpa, party MLAs Rana Gurjit Singh, Angad Singh and Amrinder Singh Raja Warring were also present.

SAD leaders Bikram Singh Majithia, Daljit Singh Cheema, Sikander Singh Maluka and Janmeja Singh Sekhon also attended the cremation.

Besides, Bathinda deputy commissioner (DC) B Srinivasan, Muktsar (DC) MK Aravind Kumar and SSPs of Bathinda, Mansa and Muktsar were also present.

Gurdas Badal was elected as Akali Dal MP from erstwhile Fazilka Lok Sabha segment in 1971. He was also elected as MLA from Lambi assembly segment in 1977 as SAD candidate.

He unsuccessfully contested the 2012 assembly polls against Parkash Singh Badal as candidate of erstwhile People’s Party of Punjab (PPP), which was formed by Manpreet after he quit the SAD.

Manpreet’s mother Harminder Kaur, 84, had died on March 19. The finance minister wrote on Facebook that his father’s health had started deteriorating after his mother’s death and he was on life support system for the past few days.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close Story
QUICKREADS

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has been asked to prove the majority of his government in the assembly on Thursday. (ANI)

    Eye on floor test, leaders huddle, Uddhav to meet cabinet at 5pm | Top points

    Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray will chair a meeting of the state cabinet at 5pm on Thursday ahead of the crucial floor test set to be held a day later. A meeting of Congress leaders was underway in Mumbai to discuss their strategy ahead of the scheduled floor test. Follow live updates here: Party leaders, including Ashok Chavan, Nana Patole, Balasaheb Thorat, Sunil Kedar, Charan Singh Sapra and Nitin Raut are attending the meeting.

  • Representational image. (Shutterstock Photo)

    Cyber cell launches probe into fake profile created in the name of Dehradun DM

    The cyber cell of Dehradun police has launched a probe after some anti-social elements created a fake WhatsApp profile of the police informed on Wednesday, Dehradun district magistrate R Rajesh Kumar. The alert was issued by the district magistrate, who raised a complaint to the cyber cell for immediate action into the matter. An investigation has begun, and the number has been traced to Rajasthan, he said.

  • BMTC buses may flock to regular petrol bunks to refuel their fleet of buses as retail outlets that provide diesel in bulk have been instructed not to do so going forward. (Photo by Samuel Rajkumar/ Hindustan Times)

    Bengaluru's BMTC buses may have to flock to private petrol bunks for fuel

    The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation, could have to rely on private fuel stations to refuel its fleet of about 6,700 buses as oil companies have instructed retail outlets not to supply diesel in bulk because it is against the rules, news agency PTI reported. A senior BMTC official told PTI buses are refuelled at depots where they have diesel stock for about a week.

  • A water-logged street at Nayagaon in Chandigarh after the showers on Wednesday morning. (Keshav Singh/HT)

    Pre-monsoon showers cool down Chandigarh

    Chandigarh and its adjoining towns of Panchkula and Mohali received the much-awaited pre-monsoon showers on Wednesday morning that brought a significant drop in the mercury and relief from the sweltering heat. According to the India Meteorological Department, rain is forecast with the onset of monsoon by July 1 when the entire region will be covered. In Chandigarh, the night temperature was 28 degrees, a 3.4 degree fall in the past 24 hours.

  • KPCC President DK Shivakumar in Bengaluru. (ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service)

    Not aware of ED chargesheet's contents, says Karnataka Cong chief DK Shivakumar

    Karnataka Congress president D K Shivakumar, who is slated to appear before a Delhi court later this week in connection with a money laundering case, on Tuesday said Shivakumar is not aware about the contents of Enforcement Directorate's charge sheet against him and is yet to receive a copy of it. A Delhi court last month summoned him and others in a money laundering case registered against him in 2018.

SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Wednesday, June 29, 2022