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SAD (Amritsar) leader Jaswant Mann dies at 73

Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) secretary general Jaswant Singh Mann, 73, died on Monday morning after a brief illness. He is survived by wife and three sons. The cremation will take place here on Tuesday.

punjab Updated: Feb 22, 2016 22:03 IST
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Hindustan Times
Jaswant Singh Mann,All India Sikh Students’ Federation,Bank of Punjab

Shiromani Akali Dal (Amritsar) secretary general Jaswant Singh Mann, 73, died on Monday morning after a brief illness. He is survived by wife and three sons. The cremation will take place here on Tuesday.

A former president of the All India Sikh Students’ Federation (AISSF), Mann started as a teacher at Khalsa College, Patiala, and subsequently taught at Punjabi University. Later, he shifted to Punjab and Sind Bank as a senior manager. Mann was one of the founder members of Bank of Punjab and served on the post of executive vice-president.

Once considered close to Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, he remained a member of the Shiromani Akali Dal before quitting in 2005 to form the All India Shiromani Akali Dal. He merged his party into Simranjit Singh Mann-led SAD (Amritsar) in 2013.

First Published: Feb 22, 2016 21:54 IST