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Former Punjab CM Surjit Barnala Dies at PGI at the age of 92

January 14, 2017 | By

Chandigarh: Former Punjab CM Sujeet Barnala died today at PGI, Chandigarh. He was 92 years old. He had headed Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) government in Punjab in from 29 September 1985 until 11 May 1987.

Surjit Barnala [File Photo]

Surjit Barnala had approved the entry of Indian forces in the Darbar Sahib complex in Amritsar on 30 April, 1986 which was code-named as ‘Black Thunder’.

He also held the office of governor of Uttara Khand (9 November 2000 – 7 January 2003) and Tamil Nadu (3 November 2004 – 31 August 2011).

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