J&K announces three-day state mourning on demise of Jagmohan Malhotra

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New Delhi (NVI): Jammu & Kashmir Government today announced three-day State mourning in honour of former Governor Jagmohan, who passed away in Delhi last night.

He had served twice as the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir from 1984 to 1989 and January 1990 to May 1990 during the peak of militancy in the erstwhile state. He was removed within a few months by the then VP Singh-led government at the Centre over the tackling of terrorism.

During the period of State mourning, the national flag will fly at half-mast on all buildings and places where it is flown regularly and there will be no official entertainment, an official statement said.

Condoling his death, PM Narendra Modi in a tweet said, “Jagmohan Ji`s demise is a monumental loss for our nation. He was an exemplary administrator and a renowned scholar. He always worked towards the betterment of India. His ministerial tenure was marked by innovative policymaking. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti.”

Malhotra, who is known by the mononym Jagmohan was a former Indian civil servant and politician belonging to Bharatiya Janata Party.

He was elected to the Lok Sabha for the first time in 1996 and served as the Union minister for urban development and tourism.