Former Lok Sabha Speaker Balram Jakhar passes away
Former Lok Sabha Speaker Balram Jakhar passed away in New Delhi. He was 92.
About Balram Jakhar
- He was born on 23 August 1923 in Panjkosi, Abohar, Punjab. He was a popular leader who had enriched the Indian Parliamentary democracy in his long political journey.
- He was elected to the Lok Sabha four times and also served as the Union Agriculture Minister in 1991 in then P. V. Narasimha Rao Ministry.
- He was elected to the Punjab Legislative Assembly for two terms in 1972 and 1977. He had served as Minister in the state and also Leader of Opposition.
- Mr Jakhar also had served as the Governor of Madhya Pradesh from 2004 to 2009.
- He was the first Asian to be elected as Chairman of Commonwealth Parliamentarian Executive Forum.
- Awards and Honours: Union Government had awarded him with ‘Udyan Pandit’ Award in 1975 for his contribution to Horticulture.
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