Former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Lt Gen S K Sinha dead at 92


NEW DELHI: Former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Lt Gen S K Sinha died at the age of 92 at Army Research and Referral Hospital on Thursday due to the illness.

On November 1, he was taken to the base hospital for the treatment as he got injured and his bone fractured. Later, he was shifted to the R and R hospital.

He used to live with his wife, son and IFS officer Y K Sinha who is at present Indian Ambassador of Sri Lanka.

The cremation of his dead body will be done tomorrow afternoon at the Brar Square.

Sinha has served as the Jammu and Kashmir Governor and drove the primary cluster of Indian troops who entered J and K when Pakistan marauders attacked in 1947.

He surrendered from administration after the legislature superseded him and named General A S Vaidya as the new armed force boss.

Lt Gen Sinha had joined armed force in 1943 and has likewise served as India's Ambassador to Nepal and as the Governor of Assam.

National Conference pioneer Farooq Abdullah and his child and previous J-K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah mourned his passing.