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Former Lok Sabha Speaker Balram Jakhar passes away.

Chandigarh, : Dr Balram Jakhar father of former CLP leader Sunil Jakhar today passed away at New Delhi after illness. The cremation will take place in Panjkosi at 11 AM on Thursday (February 4). Dr. Balram Jakhar was born on 23 August 1923 was a well-known Indian politician and parliamentarian and former Governor of Madhya Pradesh.
Jakhar was elected to the Punjab Legislative Assembly in 1972 and was re-elected in 1977 becoming the Leader of the Opposition. He was elected to the seventh Lok Sabha from Ferozepur in 1980 and re-elected to the eighth Lok Sabha from Sikar in 1984. He served as Speaker of Lok Sabha from 1980 to 1989. As Speaker of Lok Sabha he was an instrument for automation and computerization of Parliamentary works. He promoted Parliament library, reference, research, documentation and information services for the knowledge and use of members of Parliament. The establishment of Parliament Museum was his contribution. He was first Asian to be elected as Chairman of Commonwealth Parliamentarian Executive Forum. He became the Central Agriculture minister in 1991 in P. V. Narasimha Rao Ministry. He was Governor of Madhya Pradesh state from 30 June 2004 to 30 May 2009…

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