Jagmohan passes away, Death condoled by President, Vice Prez, PM, HM, J&K LG

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir governor Jagmohan passed away after a brief spell of illness. He was 93. As militancy erupted in Jammu and Kashmir, he was made the governor again in 1990 but was removed within a few months as differences between him and the then V P Singh-led government at the Centre grew over tackling the militancy. Jagmohan then joined the BJP and represented the party in the Lok Sabha a number of times from New Delhi.
Jagmohan, who died on Monday, had started his career as a bureaucrat and was seen by many as a tough and efficient administrator. He had also served as the lieutenant governor of Delhi and Union minister. He was appointed Jammu and Kashmir governor in 1984 and completed his five-year tenure.
Several dignitaries, including President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Vankaiah Naidu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and Jammu & Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha paid tributes to him on Tuesday. President Ram Nath Kovind in a tweet said “In the demise of Jagmohanji, the nation has lost a unique town planner, able administrator and man of letters.” His administrative and political career was marked by unparalleled brilliance. His death leaves a void that will be felt forever, he said. In his condolence message, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said, “His (Jagmohan) exceptional contribution to the nation as governor of Jammu and Kashmir will always be remembered. The country has lost an excellent administrator in his death.
Condoling the demise of Jagmohan Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his tweet said “Jagmohan Ji’s demise is a monumental loss for our nation. He was an exemplary administrator and a renowned scholar. He always worked towards the betterment of India. His ministerial tenure was marked by innovative policymaking. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti,” Modi tweeted.
In his condolence message on Twitter, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, “Shri Jagmohan Ji will always be remembered for his remarkable tenure as the Governor of J&K. An able administrator and later a devoted politician who took key decisions for the nation’s peace & progress. India mourns his sad demise. My deepest condolences to his family.”
Jammu & Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha has also expressed grief over the demise of the 93-year-old Jagmohan and said he was a great visionary, dynamic and effective administrator.
“Saddened to hear about the demise of Shri Jagmohan Ji, Former governor of J&K. He was a great visionary, dynamic and effective administrator. Jagmohan Ji will be remembered for his great contributions, reforms in J&K and untiring efforts to serve the society,” the office of the LG said in a tweet
The Lt Governor expressed his deepest condolences to the family, friends and admirers of the deceased leader and also prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.

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