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Avtar Singh Mullanpuri passes away

Avtar Singh Mullanpuri (58) a close aide of senior Shiromani Akali Dal leader Balwant Singh Ramoowalia passed away at his home in Sudhar,on Tuesday.

Written by Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published: February 2, 2012 12:07:50 am

Aide of Balwant Singh Ramoowalia suffered serious cardiac arrest

Avtar Singh Mullanpuri (58) a close aide of senior Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) leader Balwant Singh Ramoowalia passed away at his home in Sudhar,on Tuesday. The news sent shock waves across SAD(B) supporters. Akali leaders and well wishers thronged the residence of the deceased leader while SAD(B) supremo Parkash Singh Badal and Sukhbir Singh Badal sent condolence messages to the family. Balwant Singh Ramoowalia personally visited the grieving family.

Mullanpuri is survived by his wife,son and four daughters. According to the family,Mullanpuri had returned home late on Monday night after campaigning in Mohali for Ramoowalia. The family said that Mullanpuri got up around afternoon and headed for a bath. When he did now come out of the bathroom for almost an hour the family broke down the door. Mullanpuri was found sprawled on the floor. The family rushed the leader to a nearby doctor who declared him brought him dead. As per the doctor Mullanpuri suffered a massive cardiac arrest.

Mullanpuri was credited with bringing to light the issue of holiday brides in Punjab and more importantly the issue of unscrupulous agents fleecing the youth of Punjab and looting lakhs of rupees in lieu of sending them abroad.

Mullanpuri had become a household name for families whose sons had been duped or for those whose sons were stuck in foreign countries and could not return home. He also helped bring back boys who had been languishing in foreign jails after defaulting on travel and visa norms.

The latest case that Mullanpuri helped bring to light and resolved was of 17 Punjabi boys on death row in UAE. He,along with Ramoowalia,were the first to bring this case to the centre stage.

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