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Former Minister and veteran politician, Pt. Govind Ram Sharma passes away at 95

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JAMMU: Former Minister and veteran politician, Pt. Govind Ram Sharma has passed away today. He was 95. He breathed his last at 5 pm at his residence at Roop Nagar here. His health was normal but facing some old age issues for the past some days.
His cremation will take place at Chandian Ghaat Akhnoor on Tuesday at 3.00 pm. His mortal remains will be taken to his native village Maira Mandrian, Akhnoor where the people will pay homage to his leader. People will also pay homage to the late leader at BJP office Akhnoor from 12.00 to 2.00 pm.
The political journey of Pt. Govind Ram Sharma started in 1951 as a Panchayat Member. Throughout his life, he fought for the cause of the needy and down trodden people. He was elected as MLA from Akhnoor Assembly constituency twice in the year 1987 and 1996. He remained Minister for Health and PHE from 1996 to 2002 in the Farooq Abdullah led Government. He remained in the active politics for about 8 decades and served the people till his last breath. During his stints as Minister and MLAs he ensured exemplary development of Akhnoor constituency. His demise has been widely mourned in political and social circles.

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