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Former J&K Governor Jagmohan passes away

Expressing grief, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday termed Jagmohan's death as a "monumental loss for the nation."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: May 4, 2021 11:01:59 am
Former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Jagmohan (Twitter/Dr Jitendra Singh)

Former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Jagmohan passed away after a brief illness in Delhi late on Monday.

Expressing grief, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday termed Jagmohan’s death as a “monumental loss for the nation.”

Condoling his death, PM Modi said in a tweet, “Jagmohan Ji`s demise is a monumental loss for our nation. He was an exemplary administrator and a renowned scholar. He always worked towards the betterment of India. His ministerial tenure was marked by innovative policy making. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti.”

Sharing a picture of Jagmohan, Home Minister Amit Shah said he will always be remembered for his “remarkable tenure” as the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir.

Jagmohan started his career as a bureaucrat and also served as the lieutenant governor of Delhi.

Jagmohan was appointed Jammu and Kashmir governor in 1984 and completed his five-year tenure. As militancy erupted in Jammu and Kashmir, he was made the governor again in 1990 but was removed within a few months as differences between him and the then V P Singh-led government at the Centre grew over tackling the militancy.

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Jagmohan then joined the BJP and represented the party in the Lok Sabha a number of times from New Delhi. He was also elected to the Lok Sabha for the first time in 1996 and served as the Union Minister for Urban Development and Tourism.

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First published on: 04-05-2021 at 09:04:31 am
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