Former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Shri Jagmohan passed away after a brief illness in Delhi late on 03 May, 2021. He was 93.
IT A ‘MONUMENTAL LOSS’ : PM MODI
Expressing grief, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi termed Shri Jagmohan’s death as a monumental loss for the nation. Condoling his death, Shri Modi said in a tweet, “Jagmohan Ji`s demise is a monumental loss for our nation. He was an exemplary administrator and a renowned scholar. He always worked towards the betterment of India. His ministerial tenure was marked by innovative policy making. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti.”
AN IMPECCABLE ADMINISTRATOR AND DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR: JP NADDA
BJP National President Shri JP Nadda also condoled Shri Jagmohan JI’s demise calling him ‘an impeccable administrator and a distinguished scholar’.
In a Twitter message Shri Nadda said, “Jagmohan Ji was an impeccable administrator & a distinguished scholar. He was an Ex-Union Minister, served as the Lt. Governor of Delhi & Goa and Governor of J&K. His demise is a big loss to the nation. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family & admirers. Om Shanti.
Hon’ble President Shri Ramnath Kovind tweeted, “In the demise of Jagmohanji, the nation has lost a unique town planner, able administrator and man of letters. His administrative and political career was marked by unparalleled brilliance. His death leaves a void that will be felt forever, he said. In the demise of Jagmohanji, the nation has lost a unique town planner, able administrator and man of letters. His administrative & political career was marked by unparalleled brilliance. His death leaves a void that will be felt forever. My condolences to his family and friends”.
In his condolence message, Vice President Shri M Venkaiah Naidu said, “Shri Jagmohan’s exceptional contribution to the nation as governor of Jammu and Kashmir will always be remembered. The country has lost an excellent administrator in his death.
WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR HIS DECISIONS FOR NATION’S PEACE & PROGRESS: AMIT SHAH
In his condolence message Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah said, “Shri Jagmohan Ji will always be remembered for his remarkable tenure as the Governor of J&K. An able administrator and later a devoted politician who took key decisions for the nation’s peace & progress. India mourns his sad demise. My deepest condolences to his family. Om Shanti.”
Shri Jagmohan started his career as a bureaucrat and also served as the lieutenant governor of Delhi. He was appointed as Jammu and Kashmir governor in 1984 and completed his five-year tenure. As militancy erupted in Jammu and Kashmir, he was made the governor again in 1990 but was removed within a few months as differences between him and the then V P Singh-led government at the Centre grew over tackling the militancy.
Shri Jagmohan then joined the BJP and represented the party in the Lok Sabha a number of times from New Delhi. He was also elected to the Lok Sabha for the first time in 1996 and served as the Union Minister for Urban Development and Tourism. His tenure as a Union Minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led government earned him praise from many quarters.