Chandigarh, Nov 17 (UNI) Karan Pal Sekhon, political secretary to Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, passed away at Aswan Military Hospital, Aswan in Egypt last night.
Sekhon (62), who died of cardiac arrest, is survived by his son and a daughter.
Capt Amarinder Singh has expressed shock and grief at the sudden death of Mr Sekhon. He described the death of Sekhon, who had been closely associated with him for a long time with the two families also sharing close ties for at least four generations, as a huge personal loss.
Capt Amarinder said he would deeply miss Sekhon’s strength and tireless service to him and the Congress party in Punjab.
In a tweet, the Chief Minister said, “Very saddened to hear about the demise of my dear friend Karanpal Singh Sekhon. He suffered a sudden heart attack during a family trip to Egypt. RIP my friend. You will be missed”.
The Chief Minister extended his sympathies to the bereaved family, saying he hoped they would have the courage to bear their loss. May Sekhon’s soul rest in peace, he added.
Meanwhile, Health and Family Welfare Minister Brahm Mohindra and Chief Minister’s Media Advisor Raveen Thukral also mourned the death of Karanpal Singh Sekhon.