New Delhi: An eight-time MLA and a senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Harbans Kapoor died at his residence in Dehradun in the early hours of Monday (December 13, 2021).
Kapoor, a former Speaker of the Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly, was 75.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed that he is saddened by the passing away of his senior Party colleague.
“A veteran legislator and administrator, he will be remembered for his contributions to public service and social welfare. Condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti,” the Prime Minister said in a tweet.
Saddened by the passing away of our senior Party colleague from Uttarakhand Shri Harbans Kapoor Ji. A veteran legislator and administrator, he will be remembered for his contributions to public service and social welfare. Condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti.
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— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 13, 2021
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami visited Kapoor’s residence to pay tribute to the departed leader and console the bereaved family.
Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami paid tributes to former state minister and 8-time MLA, Harbans Kapoor on the latter's residence in Dehradun today morning
Kapoor passed away last night at the age of 76 years pic.twitter.com/VjzUwsXIfV
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— ANI (@ANI) December 13, 2021
“I have received the sad news of the demise of my senior colleague and former Speaker of the Vidhan Sabha, Harbans Kapoor this morning. Soft-spoken Mr Kapoor always lived life with simplicity,” he tweeted.
“While imbibing political values, he was always vocal for the development of his constituency. Winning the assembly elections 8 consecutive times proves his popularity,” he added.
“I pray to the almighty to grant the virtuous a place at his feet and give strength to his family, supporters and well-wishers in this hour of grief. Peace,” he further stated.