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Former Cong leader Bhinder cremated

Sukhbans Kaur Bhinder was cremated in the presence of scores of VIPs and admirers.

india Updated: Dec 16, 2006 22:31 IST

Congress leader from Punjab Sukhbans Kaur Bhinder, who died on Friday, was cremated on Saturday in the presence of scores of VIPs and admirers.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who had visited the Rajya Sabha member in hospital a day before her death, went to the bereaved leader’sresidence on Saturday to offer her condolences to the family.

Bhinder is survided by her husband, former IPS officer Pritam Singh Bhinder and two daughters.

Several prominent leaders, including Union Ministers, chief ministers, Congress leaders and MPs, attended the cremation of the Punjab leader. They included Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh and the chief ministers of Haryana and Jammu and Kashmir, Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Ghulam Nabi Azad.

Congress president’s political secretary Ahmed Patel, Union Ministers Ambika Soni and Suresh Pachauri and Congress leaders like Janardhan Dwivedi were present on the occasion.

First Published: Dec 16, 2006 22:31 IST