J&K : Prof. Bhim Singh, the founder and senior leader of the Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party, has passed away. He breathed his last in Jammu this morning. He was 80 years old and was running ill for a long time.
He was taken to the hospital at 8:45 am, where he was declared brought dead by the doctors. The National Panthers Party leader was ailing for the past several months. BJP leader Devender Singh Rana has condoled the death of Bhim Singh.
He wrote on Twitter, ‘In the passing away of Professor Bhim Singh Ji, we have lost a great leader, who always raised the voice of every section of the people of J&K. He was a firebrand leader who hailed from a remote village in Ramnagar and made his mark across the world. Bhim Singh was born in Ramnagar in August 1941 and founded the Panthers Party in 1982. He had held the post of president for nearly 30 years and handed over the command to his nephew Harsh Dev Singh in 2012.
However, he returned to active politics once again last year and was elected the President of the Panthers Party. The Panthers Party has been known for raising the voice of the people of Jammu region especially. Bhim Singh’s family now consists of his wife and daughter.