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Former MP minister & Cong MLA Kalukheda cremated

Press Trust of India  |  Ratlam (MP) 

The mortal remains of Singh Kalukheda, who passed away two days back, were today consigned to flames with state honours at his ancestral village Kalukheda in the district.

After a guard of honour was given to the departed leader, his daughters Garima Singh and Kanak Kunwar lit the funeral pyre amid chanting of hymns.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, former state Chief Minister Digvijay Singh, Chief Whip in and Leader of the Opposition in the Singh, among others paid their last respects to Kalukheda.

Kalukheda, a former Minister had died at a hospital in Gurgaon on September 11 while undergoing treatment for a heart problem.

A six-time MLA, he was elected to the assembly in 2013 from Mungavali seat, which is a part of the Guna constituency represented by Jyotiraditya, the chief whip in the Lower House of Parliament.

He was also elected to the from Guna in 1984.

The veteran legislator had served as a Cabinet minister in former chief minister Digvijay Singh's government.

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First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 16:42 IST