Parkash Singh Badal, the former chief minister of Punjab and Shiromani Akali Dal patriarch, died at a private hospital in Mohali on April 25 He was 95.
Badal, a five-time chief minister, was admitted to the intensive care unit of a private hospital following complaints of breathing difficulties on Sunday(April 23).
“Despite appropriate medical management Parkash Singh Badal succumbed to his illness. Fortis Hospital Mohali deeply condoles the death of S Parkash Singh Badal,” a statement from the hospital said.
The Punjab leader died at around 8 pm, hospital Director Abhijeet Singh told news agency PTI.
The former chief minister was admitted to Fortis Hospital in Mohali a week ago after he complained of uneasiness while breathing.
The veteran leader climbed his way up the political ladder, serving as a village sarpanch, before he contested assembly elections for the first time in 1957, when he was 30 years old, as a Congressman.
Parkash Singh Badal was the youngest Chief Minister to ever hold office in the state of Punjab. when He was 43.