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Former Punjab Chief Minister Surjit Singh Barnala passed away on Saturday.
He was 91
Barnala was admitted in the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh and was undergoing treatment for his prolonged illness.
Barnala is survived by his wife Surjit Kaur, an active politician, and two sons and a daughter.
He was involved in the Quit India Movement of 1942.
Barnala is credited for setting up Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar.
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