Bhim Singh was a politician, an activist, a lawyer, and an author from India. At the age of 80, he passed away. Let’s see how did he die, what happened, and what was Bhim Singh Cause of Death.
How did Bhim Singh die?
“He had been ill for more than a year and died in a Jammu hospital. He was 81 years old when he died. His wife and son are his only survivors. The latter currently resides in London “According to family sources.
His passing was lamented by a wide range of people, including politicians, social workers, business people, and others.
Singh, who was born in August 1941 in the Ramnagar district of the erstwhile princely state of J&K, co-founded the Panthers Party with his wife Jay Mala in 1982. He was the party’s chairman for 30 years until his nephew Harsh Dev Singh was nominated in his place in 2012. When he was elected president of the Panthers Party last year, he returned to active leadership.
Bhim Singh Cause of Death
Prof Bhim Singh, the leader of the National Panthers Party, died on Tuesday at his home in Jammu after a protracted illness, according to officials. He was 80 years old.
GMC Jammu officials notified Greater Kashmir that Singh died at the hospital at 8:45 a.m. this morning. For the past few months, the NPP’s leader has been ill. In a tweet, BJP leader Devender Singh Rana expressed his condolences on Singh’s death.
In the sad demise of Prof Bhim Singh ji J&K has lost a prominent political figure who always raised the voice of the people of J&K in all foras . A firebrand leader who came from a remote village in Ramnagar evolved himself with global exposure and understanding.
RIP Prof Sahib pic.twitter.com/I08YAjYN0q
— Devender Singh Rana (@DevenderSRana) May 31, 2022
“J&K has lost a key political figure in Prof Bhim Singh Ji’s sad death, who consistently championed the voice of the people of J&K in all fora.”
Prof Bhim Singh Ji will be remembered as a grassroots leader who devoted his life for the welfare of Jammu and Kashmir. He was very well read and scholarly. I will always recall my interactions with him. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 31, 2022
Singh, a native of Bhugterian village in Udhampur district, had been ailing for some time, according to those close to him. His wife Jai Mala and son Ankit Love, who lives in the United Kingdom, survive him.
Bhim Singh Early Life
During the British Raj of India, Bhim Singh was born on August 17, 1941, in Bhugterian, Ramnagar, in the Princely State of Jammu and Kashmir. Thakur was Bhim Singh’s father. Birbal Singh was a World War II Allied soldier who eventually joined the Indian Army after independence.
Bhim Singh was noted for his outspoken support for Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, whom he met in 1968 for the first time. In 1971, he met Fidel Castro in Cuba. Saddam Hussein, the deposed Iraqi president, nominated him as one of his lawyers to argue his case before a tribunal set up after his arrest.
Bhim Singh Career
In 1973, then-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi named Bhim Singh as President of the Youth Congress in Jammu and Kashmir, and he later became the General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee.
Singh gained the release of almost 300 Pakistani, Pakistani occupied Jammu and Kashmir, and Afghan citizens held in various jails across the country by filing writ petitions in the supreme court through his party and the state legal assistance committee headed by him. Several of these inmates had been incarcerated for decades.
On a motorcycle, he is believed to have visited 150 nations throughout the world. Before founding his own Panthers Party in October 1982, he held numerous prominent roles in the Youth Congress, including president of the party’s J&K chapter and national general secretary.
During his travels, he completed his Bar At Law at the University of London, and in 1971, he was elected as the first Indian secretary of the University of London Union. The Supreme Court granted Singh Rs 50,000 in compensation in 1985 for his illegal detention by the state government after his suspension as a member of the J&K Legislative Assembly.
While his efforts to petition the Supreme Court and the Election Commission are credited with bringing the 1996 Lok Sabha elections to Jammu and Kashmir after a nine-year hiatus, he also successfully petitioned the Supreme Court in 2017 to have an elected Bar Council for the first time in the state, as required by the Advocates Act 1961.
Bhim Singh served as a professor of international law at Cambridge University before returning to Jammu and Kashmir to pursue politics. In 1988, he ran for the Lok Sabha from the Udhampur Lok Sabha constituency, but despite having a lead of over 33,000 votes in 12 of the 15 segments, he was declared to have lost by a margin of 2,376 votes in a re-poll to the Congress candidate.
He went on a hunger strike against the Election Commission, which received widespread support from opposition parties and politicians, including BJP leader Atal Bihar Vajpayee. On October 15, 1982, he filed a review challenge against the Election Commission’s order, and the Jammu and Kashmir High Court ruled in his favor four years later. However, by the time the decision was issued, the relevant session of parliament had already adjourned.
In November 2020, however, he was expelled from the Panther Party by his nephew Harsh Dev Singh, who had previously been nominated as its chairman, for meeting with the leaders of the People’s Alliance for the Gupkar Declaration. However, his expulsion was eventually overturned by a fact-finding committee led by party president Balwant Singh Mankotia.
Next Mankotia’s resignation for family reasons the following year, Bhim Singh was unanimously elected as the party’s president. He eventually became a member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Harsh Dev Singh joined the AAP as well.
Tribute to Bhim Singh
Adv. Amzi Arthur said,
In my personal opinion, I feel very sad about Prof Bhim Singh who dedicated his life to the Panther’s party! But one Dracula joined the party and sucked everyone and crushed the identity of the panther’s party! Now Prof. Bhim Singh is alone and I pray for his speedy recovery and good health
Iftikhar Gilani said,
Jammu and Kashmir loses a veteran political voice. National Panthers Party Chief Prof Bhim Singh passed away on Tuesday at his residence in Jammu after a prolonged illness. He was 80.
Mehbooba Mufti said,
Deeply saddened to know of Prof Bhim Singh’s passing away. J&K has lost a legal luminary & and a great leader who fought tooth & nail for his people. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.
Amitabh Mattoo said,
For the sheer audacity he brought to politics, Prof Bhim Singh will never be forgotten. From Saddam Hussain to Yasser Arafat, his circle of friends was unmatched! Very sad to see him go. RIP
Sajad Lone said,
Prof Bhim Singh passes away. A man of many parts. Timeless, Selfless, and a crusader. He was my father’s colleague and friend. From riding Sahara on a motorcycle to Palestine to Iraq— Bhim Singh Ji had friends all across. A born adventurer. May he rest in peace.
Salman Nizami said,
Deeply saddened by the sudden demise of Prof Bhim Singh Ji – Chief Patron National Panthers Party. He was kind, warm, brilliant & an exemplary leader. His presence wd strongly be missed. My prayers & thoughts are wd him & with those, he left behind. May God give him eternal rest!
Omar Abdullah said,
J&K National Panther Party supremo Bhim Singh ji passed away today. My earliest memories of Bhim Singh ji go all the way back to 1984 when he joined with my father to protest the unconstitutional dismissal of the NC government.
Aadil Yousf Bhat said,
Extremely sad to hear about the passing away of the stalwart of J&K politics, Prof Bhim Singh. His commitment to the people of J&K was quintessential, & he had a great vision for United J&K. My heartfelt condolences to the family & may the departed soul rest in peace.
Guftar Ahmed said,
Very sad to hear about the passing away of Prof Bhim Singh one of strong voice of united J&K. He always stood up for the unity of Hindu, Muslims across JK. Very few leaders from Jammu talk about united J&K. He was one from them. His services will be remembered.
Vikramaditya Singh said,
Deeply saddened by the demise of Prof. Bhim Singh Ji. My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and supporters. He will be remembered for his courage, grit and determination with which he led his life and contributed to the socio-political development of Jammu & Kashmir.
Javed Ahmed Rana said,
Bhim Singh Ji a stalwart of J&K’s politics,has passed away today. His demise has left a void in the political field that would be hard to fill. My deepest condolences go out to his family, friends and supporters. May his soul rest in peace.
M. Amin Dar AAP said,
The nation today has lost a prominent political figure who always raised the voice of the people of J&K. Saddened by the death of Professor Bhim Singh, who lost his life today. Not only a political leader but a great listener was born in a small village of Ramban province of J&K
Ghulam Ahmad Mir said,
Deeply shocked n saddened to hear the passing away of an astute politician and a great statesman, Prof Bhim Singh ji. We lost a great petriot. Its an irreparable loss for J&K as well as for nation. My deepest #condolences to his family
Imran Reza Ansari said,
What a sad day for the politics of J&K — one of the longest serving leader, a witness to many turns of history passed away. Express deep and heartfelt condolences to Bhim Singh ji’s family. His contribution to the J&K will be remembered for many decades to come.
Wahid Khan said,
Today we lost a great political figure above all outstanding human being Prof. Bhim Singh Ji. Always affable and firmly stood by the principles he believed in and was respected across party lines. His contribution enriched J&K polity. May his soul rest in peace.
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