Jagmohan served J&Ok as Governor twice, first in 1986 and later in 1990, when militancy peaked
Former civil servant and ex-Jammu and Kashmir Governor Jagmohan Malhotra, 94, died on Monday night time in Delhi after a quick spell of sickness.
Known by his first title, Jagmohan’s loss of life was broadly mourned.
“Jagmohan Ji’s demise is a monumental loss for our nation. 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,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned in a tweet.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah mentioned Jagmohan Ji would all the time be remembered for his exceptional tenure as Governor. “An able administrator and later a devoted politician who took key decisions for the nation’s peace and progress. India mourns his sad demise. My deepest condolences to his family. Om Shanti,” he said.
Jagmohan served J&Ok as Governor twice, first in 1984 and later in 1990, when militancy peaked. He was honoured with Padma Shri in 1971, Padma Bhushan in 1977 and Padma Vibhushan in 2016.
The Jammu and Kashmir administration introduced a three-day mourning as a mark of respect to Mr. Jagmohan.
“As a mark of respect to Jagmohan, former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, who passed away on 03.05.2021, the Government has decided that three days State mourning shall be observed from 04.05.2021 (Tuesday) to 06.05.2021 (Thursday),” a authorities order mentioned.
The National Flag shall fly at half-mast throughout the State mourning on all buildings and locations the place it’s flown recurrently; and there shall be no official leisure or operate throughout the State mourning, it added.