Punjab News Ex-MP Zora Singh cremated with honours


Prime VIP
Chak Suhelewala (Ferozepur), June 28

The body of three-time MP from Ferozepur Zora Singh Mann (70) was consigned to the flames with state honours at the local cremation ground here today. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal also attended the cremation.

The pyre was lit by his sons - Vardev Mann and Nardev Mann. Thousands of people from all walks of lives and politicians cutting across the party lines were present. He had passed away yesterday in New Delhi after a prolonged illness.

Before the pyre was lit, a contingent of the police sounded the last bugle, reversed their arms and fired five rounds in the air as a mark of respect to the departed soul. The CM and state Irrigation Minister Janmeja Singh Sekhon laid wreaths on the dead body.

Others who attended the funeral were senior Congress leader Jagmeet Brar; two-time MP of BSP from Ferozepur Mohan Singh Phallianwala; BJP MLAs from Fazilka and Ferozepur, Surjit Kumar Jiyani and Sukhpal Singh Nannu, respectively, Gurdas Badal, MP Sher Singh Ghubhaya and a number of former Congress and Akali MLAs. Deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal was, however, conspicuous by his absence.

Badal, who along with his brother Gurdas Badal reached Mann’s house in the morning, said: “He was not only a senior leader of the party and was also a member of the Badal family,” adding that Mann’s death was a big loss for him and the party.