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Last Surviving Member of J&K Constituent Assembly Dies at 93 | India News


JAMMU: Krishan Dev Sethi, 93, the last surviving member of the Jammu and Kashmir Constituent Assembly, passed away at his residence on Thursday.
The Constituent Assembly, which was made up of a body of representatives elected in 1951 (then dissolved in 1953), had framed the constitution of the old J&K state.
Born in Mirpur, now Pakistani-occupied Kashmir, on January 1, 1928, Sethi was a popular leader. He immigrated to Jammu in 1946 and later also represented the Nowshera assembly segment of the Rajouri district.
J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha expressed his regret over Sethi’s disappearance. “Saddened by the passing of Krishan Dev Sethi, former MLA #Nowshera and father of J&K Law Secretary Achal Sethi. He was also the last surviving member of the J&K Constituent Assembly, ”Sinha said in a tweet.
PDP Chairman and former J&K Prime Minister Mehbooba Mufti also remembered Sethi as a father figure. She tweeted: “I am deeply saddened to learn of Sethi Sahab’s disappearance. I was hoping to see you in Jammu. He treated me like a daughter and will always be an integral part of my childhood. You will miss their wisdom and guidance. ”

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