Former Union Minister Harmohan Dhawan passed away


Former Union Civil Aviation Minister Harmohan Dhawan passed away at a private hospital in Mohali late on Saturday evening. He was 83 years old and had been ill for some time. Dhawan continued to fight for common people till his last breath. He also went to jail many times for the public. His death sent a wave of mourning in the city.

Harmohan Dhawan was born on 14 July 1940 in Fatehjung District, Campbellpur (now in Pakistan). After the partition of India-Pakistan, he came to Ambala Cantonment with his family. There he passed the matriculation and inter examination. In the year 1989, Dhawan was elected MP from Chandigarh. He was the Civil Aviation Minister in former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar's government.

He is survived by his wife Satinder Dhawan and a large family including two sons and a daughter. Dhawan completed his B.Sc in Botany from Panjab University, Chandigarh. (Honours) did. He entered politics in the year 1977 and became the president of Chandigarh Janata Party in 1981. He also served in Congress, BSP and BJP.

Impressed by the performance of the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government, Dhawan later joined the Aam Aadmi Party. He made a special contribution to the development of the city while being an MP. The people of the colony were given ownership rights. Provide permanent booths to street vendors.

Always fought for the people of the colony and the village. Thanks to the efforts of Harmohan Dhawan, GMCH of Sector-32. Many leaders of the city and others have expressed deep grief on his demise.