August 15, 2017 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
Chandigarh: Giani Mal Singh, the SGPC appointed Jathedar of Takht Kesgarh Sahib, passed away at Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Sohana Eye and Super Speciality Charitable Hospital, in Mohali on Tuesday afternoon.
He was as Jathedar of the Takht four years ago on August 22, 2013 and was not going well ever since he participated in move to grant pardon to Dera Sauda Sirsa chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim in September 2015,
He belonged to Tajoke village in Sangrur district. The Tribune notes that he had undergone surgery for brain tumour last year and never recovered completely from the disease. He was admitted again in the hospital on July 21, where he breathed his last around 2 pm today.
His cremation will be held tomorrow at 11 am in a ground near Takht Kesgarh Sahib, it was learnt. The SGPC offices and educational institutions will remain closed tomorrow.