Balram Jakhar, Indian politician, Died at 92

Balram Jakhar was born on August 23, 1923, and died on February 3, 2016.

He was a well-known Indian politician and parliamentarian and former Governor of Madhya Pradesh.

His Jat family came from Panchkosi village of Fazilka district in Punjab now in Abohar.

Balram father was Chaudhari Rajaram Jakhar and his mother Patodevi Jakhar.

Balram Jakhar received his degree in Sanskrit from Forman Christian College, Lahore, in 1945.

And his understanding of English, Punjabi, Urdu, Sanskrit and Hindi languages was very good

Jakhar was elected to the Punjab Legislative Assembly in 1972 and was re-elected in 1977 becoming the Leader of the Opposition.

He was elected to the seventh Lok Sabha from Ferozepur in 1980 and re-elected to the eighth Lok Sabha from Sikar in 1984.

He served as Speaker of Lok Sabha from 1980 to 1989.

As Speaker of Lok Sabha, he was an instrument for automation and computerization of Parliamentary works.

He promoted Parliament library, reference, research, documentation and information services for the knowledge and use of members of Parliament.

The establishment of Parliament Museum was his contribution.

First Asian to be elected as Chairman of Commonwealth Parliamentarian Executive Forum.

He became the Central Agriculture minister in 1991 in P. V. Narasimha Rao Ministry.

He was Governor of Madhya Pradesh state from June 30, 2004, to May 30, 2009.

Jakhar was the life president of Bharat Krishak Samaj and president of Jallianwala Bagh Memorial Trust Management Committee.

He has written a book, People, Parliament and Administration.

Balram Jakhar passed away at 92 yrs old.