PM pays last respect to former Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal

Chandigarh: Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi on Wednesday arrived in Chandigarh and went to the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)’s office to pay his last respects to SAD patron Parkash Singh Badal.
Badal’s mortal remains were brought to the SAD office in Sector 28 in Chandigarh for paying last respects on Wednesday morning, where party leaders and workers gathered in large numbers to pay tributes.
The senior Punjab politician passed away at the age of 95 on Tuesday. He breathed his last at Fortis Hospital in Mohali.
His last rites will be per- formed at 1 pm in the ancestral village Badal tomorrow. “With profound grief, we inform you abt the demise of 5-time CM & SAD patron S Parkash Singh Ji Badal. Mortal remains will be placed for paying last respects at SAD office in Chandigarh from 10 am to 12 noon tom following which
they will be taken to Vill Badal.
Cremation will be held on April 27,” SAD said earlier in a tweet. In its official media bulletin, the Fortis Hospital stated, “S Parkash Singh Badal, Former Chief Minister of Punjab, was admitted at Fortis Hospital Mohali on April 16, 2023, with acute exacerbation of bronchial asthma. He was shifted to the medical ICU on 18th April as his respiratory condition worsened. He had been on NIV and HFNC support along with medical management”.
“He was being managed under Prof (Dr) Digambar Behera along with the Pulmonology and critical care team supported by Cardiology. Despite appropriate medical management S Parkash Singh Badal succumbed to his illness. Fortis Hospital Mohali deeply condoles the death of S Parkash Singh Badal,” the
statement added.
Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government declared two days of national mourning after the demise of Badal. The flag will be flown at half-mast across the country for two days, while all
official entertainment programs have been cancelled.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed condolence on his demise and said that Badal was a colossal figure in Indian politics and a remarkable statesman who contributed greatly to our nation.