COVID-19 Kills Ladakh’s Veteran Leader

SRINAGAR: The swab samples of a former Union minister P Namgyal returned positive for the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, making it the first case of covid-19 fatality in Ladakh.

Three-time Congress MP from Ladakh, the 83-year-old had died yesterday and is survived by his wife and three daughters. Namgyal had returned from Delhi nearly a fortnight ago.

Senior Congress Leader P Namgyal Is No More

“His swap sample came out to be positive today,” Commissioner Secretary, Ladakh, Rigzin Sampheal, told news agency GNS.

Condolences Pour In Over Former Union Minister P Namgyal’s Demise

Widely respected among Buddhists in Ladakh, Namgyal was also an agriculturist, and a social worker, besides having an interest in sports and music as well. He had served the Pradesh Congress Committee in the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir state as secretary-general and vice president. He also remained Union minister of State during 1988-89.

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