Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Political Mirror


Former Uttarakhand minister and BJP leader Kedar Singh Phonia passes away

DEHRADUN: Denior BJP leader and former minister Kedar Singh Phonia died here on Friday following a prolonged illness. He was 92. Phonia was tourism minister in Kalyan Singh government in undivided Uttar Pradesh. He was also a minister in the interim government in Uttarakhand after its creation in 2000.

Phonia is credited with bringing famous skiing destination Auli in Chamoli district on the international tourism map.

He had been instrumental in the construction of Joshimath-Auli ropeway.

He represented the Badrinath seat in Uttarakhand assembly from 2007-2012.

Chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami condoled his death in a tweet describing it as a big loss.

”It is very sad to hear about Phonia’s demise. I pray for peace to the departed soul and strength to his family to bear the loss,” Dhami said in his tweet. Uttarakhand Assembly Speaker Ritu Khanduri also condoled Phonia’s demise in a tweet.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like


NEW DELHI:A man disguised as an advocate was allegedly caught by the police security detail of the main witness in the 1984 Anti Sikh...


BARAMULLA: India’s Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday ruled out holding dialogue with Pakistan and asserted that the Modi government will wipe out terrorism...


SRINAGAR: National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah on Monday urged the natives of Jammu and Kashmir to register themselves in the electoral rolls so...


LUCKNOW: The Samajwadi Party on Wednesday appealed to the country’s constitutional institutions, including the Election Commission of India, to conduct an inquiry into the...


NEW DELHI: AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday evening declared his party’s candidates for three seats for the coming Assembly elections in Gujarat. Elections...