Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Buta Singh died at Delhi’s AIIMS early on Saturday morning. He was 86 years old. He was in a coma since October last year after he suffered a brain haemorrhage. He is survived by two sons and a daughter.
His demise was announced by his son Arvinder Singh Lovely Sidhu on Facebook. “My father, Buta Singh, passed away today morning. May Waheguru bless his soul,” read the post in Hindi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the country in condoling the death of Mr Singh, who was a member of the Shiromani Akali Dal before joining the Congress in the 1960s.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh also mourned the sad demise of the veteran Congress leader and former Union Minister Buta Singh.
Buta Singh was eight time Lok Sabha MP, former Union Minister, ex-Governor of Bihar and former Chairman National Commission for Scheduled Castes.