Chandigarh, May 12, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
Former Punjab Minister and senior Congress leader Inderjit Singh Zira has passed away.
He was the father of Congress leader and Zira MLA Kulbir Singh Zira.
Not well for quite some time, he breathed his last in Ivy Hospital, Mohali where he was admitted. He was suffering from cancer but had also reported positive for COVID-19 just two days ago.
He would be cremated Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at 3.00 PM at their native village Basti Boote Wali near Zira.
He was elected to Punjab Vidhan Sabha twice in 1992 and in 1997. He remained a minister of state for Health and Jails in the Akali-BJP government headed by former Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal.
He had also unsuccessfully contested Ferozepur Lok Sabha election on Akali Dal ticket against Congress stalwart Gurdial Singh Dhillon with a thin margin.
He was Chairman of Kisan Khet Mazdoor Cell of Punjab Congress.