Former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Jagmohan Malhotra died after a spell of brief illness in Delhi on Monday. He was 93.
Several dignitaries including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, among others have expressed their condolences on social media. Calling Jagmohan’s demise as a monumental loss for the nation, the PM tweeted, He was an exemplary administrator and a renowned scholar. He always worked towards the betterment of India. His ministerial tenure was marked by innovative policy making. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti.
Born on September 25, 1927, Jagmohan began his career as a bureaucrat, and held key positions in his long career. He came into the public eye as Sanjay Gandhi’s bureaucrat in the mid 70s. He served two terms as Jammu and Kashmir governor from 1984 to 1989, and from January 1990 till May 1990. He also served as Lieutenant Governor of Delhi and Goa.
In his tenure, Jagmohan had represented the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Lok Sabha a number of times from New Delhi. For his impeccable administrative skills, he was honoured with the Padma Shri in 1971, Padma Bhushan in 1977 and Padma Vibhushan in 2016.
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Home Minister Amit Shah also paid tribute to the late civil servant. Sharing a picture of himself with the governor, he wrote, Shri Jagmohan Ji will always be remembered for his remarkable tenure as the Governor of J&K. An able administrator and later a devoted politician who took key decisions for the nation’s peace & progress. India mourns his sad demise. My deepest condolences to his family. Om Shanti.
Deeply saddened to hear about the passing away of Jagmohan ji. He served as Cabinet Minister in Atal Ji’s Govt and was Governor of Jammu & Kashmir. My deepest condolences to his family and followers. Om Shanti, wrote Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.