STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Former Union Minister and three-time Congress MP from Ladakh, P Namgyal, passed away on Monday after brief illness in the Union Territory of Ladakh. Widely respected among Buddhists in Ladakh, Namgyal was also an agriculturist, and a social worker, besides having interest in sports and music as well. He also served the Pradesh Congress Committee in the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir State as Secretary General and Vice President. From 1960-73 and then from 1974-80, he remained a member of the then Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council until he got elected to seventh Lok Sabha. Four years later in 1984, he was re-elected to Lok Sabha and served the Central government as Union Deputy Minister between 1988 and 89. He was elected to the Lok Sabha third time in 1996. All India Congress Committee (AICC) expressed profound grief over the passing away of P. Namgyal and conveyed deepest condolences to the bereaved family. AICC President Sonia Gandhi conveyed deepest condolences to family, relatives and friends of departed soul. She expressed solidarity with the bereaved family. Meanwhile Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Gulam Nabi Azad, General Secretary AICC and other senior leaders condoled the demise of Former Union Minister and Senior Party Colleague P. Namgyal. “I am deeply saddened by the demise of former Union Minister of State, Govt, of India P. Namgyal. He was a devoted Congressman since early sixties and also remained General Secretary and Vice President of Pradesh Congress Committee,” azad said. Senior Congress leaders including former Union Minister Prof Saifuddin Soz and President of Jammu and Kashmir Congress G A Mir expressed grief over the death of veteran party leader P Namgyal. Former Minister Mula Ram, DCC Rural President Hari Singh Chib and Corporator Ward No 60 Rajni Bala expressed grief over passing away of Namgyal. They conveyed deepest condolences to family, relatives and friends of departed soul. JKPYC President Uday Chib expressed shock over the death of Namgyal and conveyed sympathies to the bereaved family. Meanwhile, Several former National Conference legislators expressed deep grief over the demise of P. Namgyal. The NC leaders conveyed their condolences to the bereaved family and peace to the noble soul. Those who conveyed condolences included former NC legislators Babu Ram Pal, Brij Mohan Sharma, Mohd Hussain, Dupinder Kaur, Nasar Khan, Bhushan Lal Bhat and Iqbal Bhat.
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