Freedom fighter dies at 106, cremated with state honours

Our Correspondent

Nurpur, July 4

Kashmir Singh (106), a freedom fighter in Jawali subdivision, who died after a brief illness on Friday midnight, was cremated with state honours at his native village Jol yesterday evening. The guard of honor was accorded by the Kangra police, under the aegis of DSP Jawali Sidharth Shrama. Local MLA Arjun Singh and SDM Jawali Krishan Kumar also attended the funeral, laid floral wreaths and paid tributes to the freedom fighter.

Kashmir Singh had served as a sepoy in Subhas Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army known as ‘Azad Hind Fauj’ before Independence. He is survived by his wife, two sons and one daughter. His family said barring aging health problems, he was fit till his demise.

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