Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal passed away on Tuesday at a private hospital in Mohali. He was 95. He was Chief Minister from – from 1970 to 1971, from 1977 to 1980, from 1997 to 2002, and from 2007 to 2017.
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patriarch was admitted to the Fortis Hospital in Mohali more than a week ago after he complained of uneasiness while breathing.
Badal is survived by a son and SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal and daughter Parneet Kaur, who is married to former cabinet minister Adeish Partap Singh Kairon.
As soon as the news came in tributes started poring in on Twitter.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi,
Extremely saddened by the passing away of Shri Parkash Singh Badal Ji. He was a colossal figure of Indian politics, and a remarkable statesman who contributed greatly to our nation. He worked tirelessly for the progress of Punjab and anchored the state through critical times.
Extremely saddened by the passing away of Shri Parkash Singh Badal Ji. He was a colossal figure of Indian politics, and a remarkable statesman who contributed greatly to our nation. He worked tirelessly for the progress of Punjab and anchored the state through critical times. pic.twitter.com/scx2K7KMCq
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 25, 2023
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted, Shri Prakash Singh Badal ji was a political stalwart who played a significant role in Punjab politics for many decades. In his long political and administrative career, he made several noteworthy contributions towards the welfare of farmers and other weaker sections of our society.
Shri Prakash Singh Badal ji was a political stalwart who played a significant role in Punjab politics for many decades. In his long political and administrative career, he made several noteworthy contributions towards the welfare of farmers and other weaker sections of our…
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) April 25, 2023
In another tweet Rajnath wrote, Badal Sahab was the son of soil who remained connected to his roots, all his life. I fondly remember my interactions with him on several issues. I’m deeply anguished by his demise. His demise is a personal loss to me. My heartfelt condolences to his bereaved family and supporters. Om Shanti!
Bhagwant Singh Mann , Punjab Chief Minister
पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री प्रकाश सिंह बादल के निधन का दुखद समाचार मिला… वाहेगुरु दिवंगत आत्मा को अपने चरणों में स्थान दें और परिवार को दुख सहने की शक्ति दें..
— Bhagwant Mann (@BhagwantMann) April 25, 2023
Former Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh tweeted
Deeply saddened over the demise of S. Parkash Singh Badal. My profound condolences to @officeofssbadal and the entire family.
Badal Sahab was respected by everyone cutting across party lines. May Waheguru ji grant peace to the departed soul. 🙏🏻
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) April 25, 2023
Raghav Chadha, AAP, Rajya Sabha MP
Saddened by the news of passing away of former Chief Minister of Punjab, Sardar Prakash Singh Badal. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.
— Raghav Chadha (@raghav_chadha) April 25, 2023
Kiren Rijiju, Union Law Minister
My deepest condolences on the demise of Padma Vibhushan Parkash Singh Badal, the former Chief Minister of Punjab, Shiromani Akali Dal patriarch. May his soul rest in peace. Om Shanti.@Akali_Dal_ pic.twitter.com/xGSmqJMDhW
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) April 25, 2023
JP Nadda, BJP president
Deeply saddened to hear about the passing away of Former CM of Punjab Prakash Singh Badal Ji. He was a towering political figure whose contributions to the development of Punjab are immense & will always be remembered. My heartfelt condolences to his family & supporters.
— Jagat Prakash Nadda (@JPNadda) April 25, 2023
Supriya Sule, NCP MP
Extremely saddened to hear about the demise of former CM of Punjab and a tall leader Hon. Parkash Singh Badal sahab. He was a very able administrator, and truly was a guide & role model for all of us. We all will miss him. My sincere condolences to Harsimrat, Sukhbir and Badal… pic.twitter.com/lFkPexm9VH
— Supriya Sule (@supriya_sule) April 25, 2023