By: D.K Choudhary
Renowned Political And Social Activist Mangal Negi Dies At 86
i. Noted political and social activist and president of All India Tribes and Minorities FrontMangal Singh Negi passed away in Chandigarh on January 10, 2017 at the age of 86.
ii. He was born in tribal Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh and later settled in Shimla.
iii. He was one of the first civil servants from the tribal region of Himachal Pradesh and served on various senior positions in the governments of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir and at the Centre.
Former Chief Minister of Punjab Surjit Singh Barnala Dies at 91
i. Former Chief Minister of Punjab, Surjit Singh Barnala passed away on January 14, 2017 at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh. He was 91.
ii. Barnala served as the Chief Minister of Punjab from 1985 to 1987.
iii. He had also served as the governor of Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and the Andaman and Nicobar islands.
Former Minister of Maharashtra Chandrakant Chhajed passes away
i. Senior Congress leader and former Maharashtra minister Chandrakant Chhajed passed away in Pune, Maharashtra on January 13, 2017.He was 67.
ii. Chandrakant was a former Minister of State for Tourism in 2003
iii. He served the party as a state unit general secretary and co-ordinator of the Congress Legislature Party till the last.