Majhe Da Jarnail is no more; big loss for akali dal
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
Shiromani Akali Dal patron and once a close aide of Prakash Singh Badal, Ranjit Singh Brahmpura dies today at PGI, Chandigarh.
He was admitted to the PGI, Chandigarh due to age-related health problems for the past few days. As per preliminary reports, he died at the PGI, due to cardiac arrest, this morning. His cremation will be held at his native village Brahmpura in Amritsar district on Wednesday.
He was born on November 8, 1937, in Singapore. He was a Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha for Khadoor Sahib Constituency, won the 2014 parliamentary elections. He is often referred to as Majhe Da Jarnail (meaning General of Majha in Punjabi). He has previously served as Cabinet Minister in Government of Punjab twice, and MLA four times in Punjab. He was a part of the Shiromani Akali Dal led by Sukhbir Singh Badal until 2019 when he was expelled from the party. On 23 December 2021, he rejoined Shiromani Akali Dal.