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Former Punjab CM and TN Governor Surjit Singh Barnala, 91, dies

As Governor of TN, Barnala had famously refused to recommend the dismissal of the DMK govt in 1991

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Former Punjab Chief Minister Surjit Singh Barnala, who took over reins of the state in the difficult period when militancy was at its peak in the mid-80s, died here on Saturday at the age of 91. Barnala, who served as Chief Minister from 1985 to 1987, was admitted to the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here on Thursday. A moderate leader of the Akali Dal, he became chief minister after the Rajiv-Longowal accord to usher in peace in the troubled state was reached in the summer of 1985. Barnala was admitted to the Cardiac Care Unit of PGI and was ...

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