Shimla: Governor Urmila Singh and Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal expressed grief over the death of Raj Krishan Gour, a former Minister, who passed away at Chandigarh on Friday.
A veteran leader who led a Spartan life, Gaur dedicated his life for the cause of poor and vulnerable sections of society, said Urmila Singh.
Conveying his condolences to the bereaved family members, the chief minister said that Gaur would always be remembered for the services he rendered for the welfare of the people.
Born on 20th October, 1931 at Ranghri is district Kullu, Gour, a BSc graduate, was a agriculturist and a horticulturalist.
First elected to the state assembly from Kullu in 1985 on a congress ticket, he was re-elected in the year 1993 and 2003.
While Gour was a minister for state of tourism and excise and taxation between 1985-1990. In the last term (2003-2007), he was a cabinet minister holding the agriculture portfolio.
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A gentleman politician of yesteryears has passed away. He was a very soft-spoken and caring person. While condoling his passage, I send my personal heartfelt condolences and sympathies to the bereaved family. It was a pleasant interaction, different from the one you get while you interact with a present day politician, having worked with him while he was a minister.