Gurdev Singh, brother of Harcharan Bains no more

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Chandigarh, Feb 20 (UNI) Harcharan Bains, Media Advisor to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal suffered a major personal blow as his brother Gurdev Singh Bains, died of massive cardiac arrest at the PGI last night.

In a condolence message Mr Badal has described the sudden demise of Gurdev Singh, 59, as "an unbearable personal loss to me (Mr Badal) which has left a vacuum impossible to fill''.

He also offered full "support, solace and emotional strength'' to his Media Advisor who had himself been suffering from a prolonged and serious relapse of Allergic Viral over the past few weeks.

Gurdev Singh, a renowned footballer of his times and a die-hard loyalist of the SAD (B) had worked shoulder to shoulder with Mr.

Bains during the last assembly elections.

Gurdev Singh was survived by a daughter, Reetu and son Prabhjot Singh, both of whom are rushing back from abroad to attend the Cremation and the Bhog Ceremony.

The cremation is likely to take place at Sector 25, Cremation Ground tomorrow.

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