New Delhi/Chandigarh, Dec 15: Former Union Minister
and Rajya Sabha MP from Punjab Sukhbans Kaur Bhinder died here
on Friday after a prolonged illness.
Bhinder (63), who had not been keeping well for the last
three months, died at the Sir Gangaram Hospital here this
She had been suffering from a gastric ailment, hospital
She is survived by her husband Pritam Singh Bhinder, who
is a retired Director General of Police of Haryana, and two
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has condoled her
Meanwhile, as a mark of respect to the departed congress
leader, all offices, educational institutions, corporations
and boards in Punjab remained closed today.
Bhinder, who was born in Layalpur in Pakistan, was
elected to the Lok Sabha from Gurdaspur in Punjab for five
terms since 1980 and was nominated to the Rajya Sabha last
She was defeated by actor-turned politician Vinod
Khanna of BJP during the Lok Sabha polls in 1997.