Dawn Punjab Bureau / Chandigarh : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday condoled the sad demise of veteran Congress leader and former Chief Minister Himachal Pradesh Virbhadra Singh (87) who passed away at Indira Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Shimla this morning after protracted illness. He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.
In his condolence message, the Chief Minister said, “I am deeply saddened to learn about the death of Virbhadra Singh who was a seasoned politician and a fine human being with the qualities of head and heart”.
Recalling the outstanding services rendered by Virbhadra Singh as 6 times Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Captain Amarinder Singh said that he not only ensured holistic development of the hill state but also played a pivotal role for overall well being of all sections of the society. In the death of Virbhadra Singh, a void has been created in Congress as the party has been bereft of his valuable services and advice on certain internal matters, added the Chief Minister.
Sharing his heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved family, relatives and friends, Captain Amarinder Singh prayed to the Almighty to grant courage to bear this irreparable loss in this hour of grief and eternal peace to the departed soul.