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"Pained by demise of Shri Surjit Singh Barnala.
His rich service & contribution to the nation will be remembered. Condolences to his family," Modi said in a tweet.
Barnala, who ruled Punjab from 1985 to 1987, was admitted to the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandhigarh recently where he breathed his last on Saturday.
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