JagmohanIANS (File photo)

Former J&K Governor Jagmohan passes away after brief illness

New Delhi, May 4, 2021

Former Governor of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir Jagmohan Malhotra, popularly known as Jagmohan, passed away here on Monday after a brief illness. He was 94.

In a late night tweet, his family members said, "With profound grief, we inform about the sad demise of Jagmohan. Former Union Minister, Former Governor Jammu and Kashmir. In grief : Wife: Uma Jagmohan, children: Dipika and Rajiv Kapoor, Nutan and Justice Manmohan."

He had served two terms as governor in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir - from 1984 to 1989, and then from January to May 1990.

When the BJP's Atal Bihari Vajpayee became Prime Minister in 1998, Jagmohan also served in his Cabinet, handling a variety of portfolios, including Communications, Urban Development and tourism. During the 1990s, Jagmohan had served as a nominated MP in the Rajya Sabha in 1990-96 and won a hat-trick of Lok Sabha elections from New Delhi (1996, 1998 and 1999).

He was also the Lt Governor of Delhi and Goa. He was honoured with the Padma Shri in 1971, Padma Bhushan in 1977 and Padma Vibhushan in 2016.


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