Bhim Singh Is No More

SRINAGAR: Prof Bhim Singh, the founder of the Jammu and Kashmir Panthers Party is no more. He was unwell for more than a year and passed away at a hospital in Jammu. He was 81 years old.

Bhim Singh

Singh is survived by his wife and son. The latter lives in London.

Singh was born on August 17, 1941. He emerged in Jammu and Kashmir politics as a student leader in 1966. He had travelled most of the world on a motorcycle which brought him to focus. Initially, he was with the Congress party but later he broke away from the party and decided to have his own platform. He constituted Panthers Party in 1982 with his wife, Jay Mala. The 2002 elections were the peak time of the party when it won all the assembly seats in the Udhampur district, the place of its origin and the key influence area. Singh was elected to the state assembly in 1977 and was later nominated to the legislative council.

Tragically, his party literally disintegrated while he was in the last year of his life. Most of his party leaders including his close relatives joined AAP.

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