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Obit: Balram Jakhar, a leader who always looked out for farmers

In his passing, India has lost one of its finest 'kisan neta' and the polity is much poorer by it

Anirudh Chaudhry 

Dr Balram Jakhar Ji was one of the most towering personalities to sit on the Lok Sabha Speaker’s Chair. An avid reader of admirable intellect, equally at home in a library or on a sports field with his towering 6 feet 5 inches’ frame. He will be missed.

He will be missed by his family and farmers alike. He was born on the August 23, 1923, in village Panjkosi near Abohar in Punjab, which is close to the border with Pakistan. He studied in Sangaria in Rajasthan and later in Lahore in present day Pakistan. He was an avid reader of books, loved poetry and could recite ...

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First Published: Wed, February 03 2016. 18:54 IST
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