Former Haryana Chief Minister Hukam Singh today passed away after a brief illness at a private hospital in Gurgaon. He was 89.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has expressed grief over the death of the leader. The state government has declared a holiday tomorrow to condole the death.
Mr Singh was chief minister of the state in 1990-91. He had been elected MLA thrice from Charkhi Dadri before 1990.
The state government has declared three-day mourning starting today.
In his condolence message, the chief minister described Singh as a seasoned politician who always worked for the uplift of the weak and downtrodden. Mr Khattar also conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the members of bereaved family.
Meanwhile, Kiran Choudhry, Leader of the Haryana Congress Legislature Party, has also mourned the death of Hukam Singh.
In her condolence message, she said, "Singh was a great human being, a devoted social worker and a great politician, who was loved by one and all. In his death, Haryana has lost a great leader."