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Communist leader Balwant Singh dies at 82

Communist leader and former MLA Balwant Singh died on Thursday after a brief illness.

Published: 21st March 2019 07:18 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st March 2019 07:18 PM   |  A+A-

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The 82-year-old Balwant Singh was a former Punjab secretary of the CPI(M). (File Photo | EPS)

By PTI

CHANDIGARH: Communist leader and former MLA Balwant Singh died on Thursday here after a brief illness.

The 82-year-old was also former Punjab secretary of the CPI(M).

Chief minister Amarinder Singh expressed grief over demise of the professor.

In his condolence message, the chief minister described Balwant Singh as a leader of masses, who worked throughout his life for the cause of disadvantaged sections of the society, especially to safeguard the interests of industrial workers.



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