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Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Five-time SAD MLA Zira passes away

Moga, August 3

Hari Singh Zira, a veteran Akali leader and five-time MLA from the Zira Assembly segment in Ferozepur, passed away following a cardiac arrest today.

He was admitted to the PGIMER, Chandigarh, a few days ago due to high blood pressure and heart-related problems. He was elected to the Vidhan Sabha in 1977, 1980, 1985, 2002 and 2012. He also held the post of chairman of the Punjab State Tubewell Corporation during the Akali government in 1985. Recently, he was reappointed as a member of the SAD core committee. He remained active in protests organised by the party during the emergency in 1977. Zira remained a loyal Akali leader throughout his political career spanning over five decades. Family sources said he was 80 years old as per the affidavit filed with the EC in 2017.

He is survived by his wife Davinder Kaur, son Avtar Singh and three daughters. — TNS



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