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Chandigarh/ New Delhi : The mortal remains of former Chief Minister of Punjab, Prakash Singh Badal, were kept at the office of the Akali Dal in Chandigarh for the last rites. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his respects to him there. After the final viewing, his body is being taken to his ancestral village of Badal, where his last rites will be performed tomorrow at 1 pm.
The mortal remains of Badal will travel from Chandigarh to Rajpura, Patiala, Sangrur, and Bathinda before reaching Badal village by late evening. Due to a shortage of space at the village cremation ground, the final rites of the former CM will be performed in his family’s fields, where a platform is being constructed by uprooting a kinnow orchard on two acres of land.
Sardar Badal passed away yesterday evening
Badal passed away on Tuesday night at the age of 95 after experiencing breathing difficulties. He was admitted to Fortis Hospital in Mohali on April 16, where he breathed his last on the evening of April 25 at 7:42 pm. Prakash Singh Badal served as the Chief Minister of Punjab five times.
Apart from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, several other leaders including Haryana Assembly Speaker Gian Chand Gupta, former Punjab CM Rajinder Kaur Bhattal, former Haryana CM Om Prakash Chautala, MP and wife of former Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh, Preneet Kaur, and BJP leader Sunil Jakhar paid their respects to Badal. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed his condolences in a letter.
Parkash Singh Badal was the most senior leader of the country’s politics. The central government has declared two days of national mourning upon his demise. During this time, the national flag will be flown at half-mast throughout the country. All official entertainment programs have been canceled. A government holiday has been declared in Punjab tomorrow, Thursday.