Chandigarh, March 14:– Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today expressed profound grief and sorrow over the sad demise of eminent writer Mrs. Urmila Anand (84), the wife of Veteran Communist leader and the Editor of Nawan Zamana Mr. Jagjit Singh Anand, who died in a private hospital at Jalandhar after prolonged illness. She is survived by husband, a son and a daughter.
In a condolence message, the Chief Minister recalled the outstanding services rendered by Mrs. Anand, who was also the daughter of noted Punjabi writer late Mr. Gurbaksh Singh Preetlari, for the upliftment of poor and downtrodden sections of society besides the active role played by her along with Mr. Jagjit Singh Anand in Communist movement. Mr. Badal said that Mrs. Urmila Anand was widely admired for her literary skills both within the country and abroad adding that in her death a void has been created in the literary and social circle which was difficult to be filled in near future. He hoped that role played by Mrs. Anand in the empowerment of the weaker sections of the society would be ever remembered by one and all.
Sharing his heartfelt sympathies with the members of the bereaved family, the Chief Minister prayed to the Almighty to grant eternal peace to the departed soul and give then courage to bear this irreparable loss.