C M and cabinet colleagues mourn death of Karan Singh

May 12, 2017 19:06 | Poltics

Chief Minister Shri Virbhadra Singh has expressed deep grief over the demise of Ayurveda and Cooperation Minister Shri Karan Singh, who breathed his last on Friday morning at AIIMS, New Delhi after a prolonged illness at the age of 60 years.

The Chief Minister said that he was personally saddened with the news of demise of Shri Karan Singh. Shri Karan Singh was a kind hearted and sociable person who dedicated his entire life for the welfare of the people of the State, especially Kullu district. He was a mass leader and contributed immensely for the development of the State and his own constituency, Banjar. His death has created a void to the Congress Party and the State, which could not be filled up, said the Chief Minister.

Shri Virbhadra Singh has conveyed deep sympathies with the bereaved family members and prayed to the Almighty for peace of the departed soul.

Speaker H.P. Vidhan Sabha Shri B.B.L. Butail, Irrigation & Public Health Minister Smt. Vidya Stokes, Health & Family Welfare Minister Shri Kaul Singh Thakur, Transport Minister Shri G.S. Bali, MPP & Power Minister Shri Sujan Singh Pathania,  Forest Minister Shri Thakur Singh Bharmouri,  Industries  Minister Shri Mukesh Agnihotri, Urban Development Minister Shri Sudhir Sharma,  Excise & Taxation Minister Shri Prakash Chaudhary, Social Justice & Empowerment Minister Dr. (Col.) Dhani Ram Shandil,  Rural Development Minister Shri Anil Sharma, Deputy Speaker H.P. Vidhan Sabha Shri Jagat Singh Negi and  Chief Parliamentary Secretaries Shri Neeraj Bharti, Shri Rajesh Dharmani, Shri Vinay Kumar, Shri Jagjivan Paul, Shri Nand Lal, Shri Rohit Thakur, Shri Sohan Lal Thakur, Shri Inder Dutt Lakhanpal and Shri Mansa Ram Chairmen/Vice Chairmen of various Boards/Corporations have also expressed grief over the death of Shri Karan Singh.

The State Government announced the State level mourn on Friday as a mark of respect to the departed leader. The national flag was blown at half-mast atop all government buildings in the State