Senior Congress chief and former Union minister Buta Singh died at AIIMS-Delhi early on Saturday morning. He was 86 years previous. He was in a coma since October final yr after he suffered a mind hemorrhage.
His demise was introduced by his son Arvinder Singh Beautiful Sidhu on Fb. “My father, Buta Singh, handed away as we speak morning. Could Waheguru bless his soul,” learn the publish in Hindi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation in condoling the loss of life of Mr Singh, who was a member of the Shiromani Akali Dal earlier than becoming a member of the Congress within the 1960s.
Shri Buta Singh Ji was an skilled administrator and efficient voice for the welfare of the poor in addition to downtrodden. Saddened by his passing away. My condolences to his household and supporters.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 2, 2021
Tributes additionally poured in from President Ram Nath Kovind, Congress’ Rahul Gandhi, Ashok Gehlot, and Kuldeep Bishnoi, apart from many others together with, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
“The nation has misplaced a real public servant and a loyal chief with the loss of life of Sardar Buta Singh Ji. He devoted his whole life to service of the nation and folks’s well-being. For this, he’ll all the time be remembered. My condolences to his members of the family throughout this troublesome time,” Mr Gandhi tweeted in Hindi.
“Unhappy to be taught in regards to the demise of former Union minister, senior Congress chief and former MP from Rajasthan, Shri Buta Singh ji. My heartfelt condolences to his members of the family on this troublesome time, could God give them power to bear this loss. Could his soul relaxation in peace,” Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot wrote in regards to the former four-time MP from state’s Jalore.
Within the passing of Shri Buta Singh, the nation has misplaced one of many longest serving parliamentarians with wealthy administrative expertise. He championed the reason for the oppressed and marginalized. Condolences to his household and supporters.
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) January 2, 2021
Sharing Buta Singh’s throwback photos with former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao and former chief minister of Haryana, Bhajan Lal – his father – Mr Bishoni remembered their shut friendship.
Deeply saddened to listen to the demise of former Union Minster Sardar Buta Singh ji, a senior chief and a really shut buddy of my late father. My ideas and prayers are with the household. RIP???? pic.twitter.com/BrN2GKZhvx
— Kuldeep Bishnoi (@bishnoikuldeep) January 2, 2021
Born in 1934 in Punjab’s Jalandhar, Buta Singh joined the Congress beneath Jawaharlal Nehru’s management and was near Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, each.
The nine-time legislator was first elected to the Parliament in 1962. Over time, he served because the Dwelling Minister within the Rajiv Gandhi authorities from 1986 to 1989, and Nationwide President of Scheduled Caste Fee, apart from minister for Agriculture, Railways, Commerce and Sports activities, amongst different ministries.
Saddened on the passing away of Buta Singh ji, eight-time Lok Sabha MP and former Union Cupboard Minister. My heartfelt condolences to his household, associates and supporters
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) January 2, 2021
Deeply disheartened by the unhappy demise of Sardar Buta Singh ji. A stalwart Congressman and Parliamentarian par distinction, he immensely contributed to nation-building as a Minister of 18 Departments.
I provide my condolences to his household, associates & followers. pic.twitter.com/nTSgqosuOy
— Ok C Venugopal (@kcvenugopalmp) January 2, 2021
Shri Buta Singh ji devoted his life serving poor and downtrodden. He served the nation in a number of capacities. Pained by his demise. Condolences to his household and supporters. Om Shanti.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) January 2, 2021
Saddened to be taught in regards to the demise of former Union Minister & former Governor Shri Buta Singh Ji. All via his life he labored for the empowerment of downtrodden. My condolences to the household. Om Shanti. pic.twitter.com/t39LVWeklT
— Shripad Y. Naik (@shripadynaik) January 2, 2021
Mr Singh’s final political project was a two-year time period because the Governor of Bihar in 2004, after which he solely held organisational posts inside the Congress.