Former Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal passes away

Prakash Singh Badal. [File Photo]

Punjab: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patriarch and five-time former chief minister of Punjab Parkash Singh Badal passed away at the age of 95 on Tuesday.

Badal was admitted to a private hospital in Mohali seven days ago and was moved to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on Friday.

Mortal remains of Badal will be brought to Akali Dal office in Sector 28 Chandigarh on Wednesday. News agency ANI reported that the Government of India will declare two days of national mourning following the demise of the SAD patriarch.

A host of leaders, including Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and President Droupadi Murmu, condoled the demise of Badal.

In June last year, Badal was hospitalised following a complaint of gastritis and bronchial asthma. In February last year, he was taken to a private hospital in Mohali for a post-Covid health check-up during which he had undergone cardiac and pulmonary check-ups too.

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