Bhishma Narain Singh, who served as the Governor of Assam from 1984 to 1989 and Governor of Tamil Nadu from 1991 to 1993, passed away on Wednesday. He was 85.
Born in a family of modest agriculturist means in a village of Jharkhand (Udaigarh, Palamau District) on 13 July 1933 and a graduate from Benaras Hindu University, he was actively involved in strengthening parliamentary democracy in India.
He was permanent invitee of Congress Parliamentary Board from 1978 to 1983 under the Presidency of Indira Gandhi. Singh handled various portfolios at central and state governments as minister.
He had also served as governor of six states and administrator of a union territory of India. He won first Parliamentary election as member of Legislative Assembly of Bihar State in 1967.
As chairman of North Eastern Council, he covered the administration of the seven sisters North Indian States (Namely Assam, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Nagaland, Meghalaya & Arunachal Pradesh) during which economic as well as social development was accelerated & was primordial to transforming the profile of the region, ensuring a better quality of life to the people. Social reforms & Tribal welfare Rights got implemented.
Meanwhile, AIADMK leader and Thirupparankundram MLA, A K Bose, passed away due to sudden heart attack late last night. He was 69.