Mr. Brar cremated with full State Honour’s
at his native village
Sarai Naga (Mukatsar) September 7, 2009
Thousands of mourners from different spheres of life today bid a
farewell to former Punjab Chief Minister S. Harcharan Singh Brar
with full state honours at his native village Sarai Naga today evening.
Mr.Brar’s mortal remains were consigned to the flames at Sarai
Naga cremation ground specially constructed in his own farm land.
His son Mr. Kanwaljit Singh(Sunny) Brar a sitting congress MLA,
lit the pyre. His body was brought to the cremation ground on a
flower decked carriage from his home.
Heart rending scenes were witnessed as the body of Mr. Brar was
laid to rest. A contingent of Punjab Police gave salute with firing
21gun shots in the air in respect of the departed soul . Punjab
Chief Minister S. Parkash Singh Badal, S. Sukhbir singh Bada Deputy
Chief Minister Punjab, S. Nirmal Singh Kahlon Speaker Punjab Vidhan
Sabha, Sh. Manoranjan Kalia Industry Minister Punjab, Mr.Adesh Partap
Singh Kairon Food and Civil Supply Minister, Mr. Sher Singh Ghubaya
MP Ferozepur laid wreaths on the body of S. Brar.
After placing wreaths S. Badal shared views with the media and
described Mr. Brar as seasoned politician and able administrator
who worked, for the down trodden through out his life. He said Mr.
Brar was made Governor of Orissa and Haryana, besides this he worked
on important assignments in the congress party. The Punjab Government
has declared three days state mourning in his respect and the National
Flag would fly half mast on all government buildings while a Holiday
for today was also declared in the State. Mr. Rajat Aggarwal Deputy
Commissioner Mukatsar laid wreath on behalf General S.F.Rordigues
(Retd.) Punjab Governor, Mr. Iqbal preet Singh Sahota I.G Border
Zone Punjab Police placed wreath on behalf of P.S. Gill DGP Punjab,
S. Jaskiran Singh and Mr. Varun Roozam both ADC Mukatsar placed
wreaths on behalf of Governor of Haryana and Chief Minister of Haryana
Prominent among others who placed wreaths and attended the funeral
included Mr. Mohinder Singh Kaypee President PPCC , leader of the
opposition ,Mrs. Rajinder Kaur Bhattal,Mr. Jagmeet Singh Brar Former
MP,Mr. Ravneet Singh Bittu MP,Mr. M.S. Bitta, Chaudhary JagjitSingh
Ex Minister, Mr. Gurchet Singh Bhullar Former Minister, Harpreet
Singh MLA Malout, Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu MLA and other prominenet
personalites ,relatives and friends
MANPREET BADAL CONDOLES THE DEMISE OF FORMER CM BRAR
Chandigarh, September 7
Mr. Manpreet Singh Badal Finance Minister Punjab has condoled the
sad demise of S. Harcharan Singh Brar Senior Congress Leader and
former Chief Minister Punjab.
In his condolence message he termed Mr. Brar as a good statesman
and a genuine person. With the passing away of Mr. Brar Punjab has
lost a great visionary and thorough honest leader , said Mr. Badal
He expressed his heart felt sympathies to the bereaved family .
Punjab CM condoles sad demise of former Chief Minister
Harcharan Singh Brar
Punjab Government Declare 3 day mourning, state funeral and holiday
Chandigarh, September 6
The Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today expressed
profound grief and sorrow over the sad demise of former Chief Minister
of Punjab Mr. Harcharan Singh Brar, who died here today at PGI after
a prolonged illness. He was 86 and is survived by his wife Smt.
Gurbrinder Kaur Brar, son MLA Muktsar Mr. Kanwarjit Singh Brar (Sunny
Brar) and a daughter Ms. Kanwaljit Kaur (Bubli Brar).
In a condolence message, the Chief Minister described Mr. Harcharan
Singh Brar as a true statesman and a matured politician. Mr. Badal
said, “In the death of Mr. Brar the state has lost a balanced
and experienced leader, who stood for politics of consensus and
held the Opposition in high esteem, always opting for the path of
conciliation rather than confrontation.”
Sharing his heartfelt sympathies with the members of the bereaved
family, the Chief Minister prayed to the Almighty to give strength
and courage to them to bear this irreparable loss and grant peace
to the departed soul.
Meanwhile, the Punjab Government has declared 3 day mourning from
today onwards till 8th September and a state funeral to be held
tomorrow at 3 PM in his native village Sarai Naga in district Muktsar
as a mark of respect to the departed leader. National tricolors
would fly half-mast on all the government buildings. All the government
offices, boards, corporations and education institutions would remain
closed tomorrow in the memory of the former Chief Minister.
Brief Biodata of Mr. Harcharan Singh Brar: Born on January 21,
1922 in village Sarai Naga to Sardar Balwant Singh, Graduated from
Govt College Lahore, Elected MLA from Muktsar in 1960, again from
Muktsar in 1962, Gidderbaha in 1967, Kotkapura in 1969 and from
Muktsar in 1992. An agriculturist by profession, he remained Governor
of Orissa and Haryana, Chief Minister Punjab, Minister of Irrigation
& Power, Minister of Health & Family Welfare; Deputy Minister
from 1961 to 62 in the cabinet of Late Chief Minister Mr. Partap
Singh Kairon, Member of Punjab Legislative assembly form 1971-72.
He widely traveled to Australia, Singapore, Europe, England, Egypt,
and few Middle East countries. He was a keen sportsmen and evinced
interest in Cricket, Hockey, Tennis, Riding and Golf.
SUKHBIR CONDOLES THE DEATH OF HARCHARAN SINGH BRAR
Chandigarh, Sept 6
Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister, Punjab, today expressed
profound grief at the demise of M. Harcharan Singh Brar, former
Chief Minister of Punjab and Governor of Haryana who expired in
PGI here today.
In the condolence message, Mr. Badal said that Mr. Brar was a statesman
politician, who led the party from front, at the time of crises
after the assassination of Mr. Beant Singh.
Describing Mr. Brar a grass root party leader, Deputy Chief Minister
said that Mr. Brar was a leader with a balanced view who respected
democratic norms. He said that Mr. Brar was endeared by the people
of his area due to personal attention given by him for the development
of the area.
Meanwhile Mrs. Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Member Parliament from Bathinda
Parliamentary Constituency, also condoled the death of former Chief
Minister Mr. Harcharan Singh Brar. She described Mr. Brar as man
of the masses who worked throughout of his career for the welfare
of downtrodden and oppressed in the society.
Mr. Badal rang up Mr. Sunny Brar MLA son of Mr. Harcharan Singh
Brar to convey his condolences. He also prayed to the almighty to
give peace to the departed soul and strength to the family to bear
INFORMATION & PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPT. PUNJAB UPINDERJIT KAUR
CONDOLES THE DEATH OF
FORMER CM HARCHARN SINGH BRAR
Chandigarh September 6: The Education Minister Punjab Dr Upinderjit
Kaur today expressed sorrow and grief at the death of former Punjab
Chief Minister Mr. Harcharn Singh Brar.
In a condolence message the Education Minister said that Mr. Brar
was a great statesman, seasoned politician, an able administrator
and a great human being. She described him as leader of masses who
tirelessly worked hard for the upliftment of unprivileged sections
of society. With his death, the state has been devoid of the services
of dedicated leader whose contribution in the field of education
would be remembered, she said.
The Minister also expressed her heart felt sympathies with the
members of the bereaved families and prayed to the Almighty to give
strength to bear this irreparable loss and grant peace to the departed