Former transport minister in Akali govt & five time Shahkot MLA Kohar dies at 81

Ajit Singh Kohar dies at 81
Former Akali minister & Shahkot MLA Ajit Singh Kohar

The Hush Post: Shahkot MLA and former transport minister in the Shiromani Akali Dal government Ajit Singh Kohar died of heart attack last night. He was 81-year-old. Kohar died of heart failure.

An hour before his death, Kohar had dinner with the family at around 9.00 pm after which he went to his room. Sometime later, Kohar came out and complained of pain and uneasiness. He was immediately taken to Pruthi hospital but his condition worsened. By the time Kohar was in hospital he was already dead.

Kohar, popularly known as Baba Bohar of Punjab politics, had won the Shahkot assembly seat five times. He was the transport minister in the SAD-BJP government. Recently Kohar’s wife had also died. Kohar is survived by son Naib Singh and two daughters. The body of Kohar will be kept for a day for the people to pay homage. The cremation will take place on Tuesday.

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