Tribune Information Service
New Delhi, Could 4
Former Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra on Tuesday paid wealthy tributes to late ex-Union Minister Jagmohan, who handed away after a quick sickness on Monday. He was 93.
Jagmohan twice remained Jammu and Kashmir Governor from 1984 to 1989 and January to Could 1990. He was born on September 25, 1927, in Hafizabad in undivided India, now in Pakistan.
“Broadly recognized and acclaimed for his work because the Governor of J&Ok, Jagmohan started his civil service profession in Panjab within the early Nineteen Fifties, some years forward of me. Having made his mark in Panjab, he was quickly picked up for a particular project in Delhi, at the moment administered by a Chief Commissioner. From then onwards, he by no means regarded again, profitable accolades for each job dealt with by him,” mentioned Vohra.
Vohra mentioned that moreover his gubernatorial stint in Jammu and Kashmir, Jagmohan additionally served because the Union Minister for Tradition and did pioneering work to resurrect the archeological wealth of India.
“Until he took ailing in late 2019, he unfailingly spent seven to eight hours on a regular basis within the India Worldwide Centre Library, studying and taking notes. He wrote a number of books. I shall bear in mind Jagmohan as a easy, humble, soft-spoken, smart and intensely courteous individual. Pray for everlasting peace to the departed soul,” mentioned IIC President Vohra in remembrance of Jagmohan, who additionally served because the L-G of Delhi.
After J&Ok was hit by militancy, Jagmohan was reappointed Governor in 1990, however eliminated briefly afterwards following variations with the then VP Singh-led authorities on the Centre over the dealing with of militancy.
A uncommon amalgam of bureaucratic and political abilities, Jagmohan represented the BJP thrice within the Lok Sabha, defeating yesteryear celebrity Rajesh Khanna from New Delhi section in 1996 and later profitable towards former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s factotum RK Dhawan from the identical seat in 1998 and once more in 1999. It was in 2004 that Jagmohan misplaced the constituency to Congress’ Ajay Maken.
From 1990 to 1996, Jagmohan remained a Rajya Sabha MP.