Chandigarh, January 13: Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today expressed profound grief and sorrow over the sad demise of former Punjab Governor Lt. General (Retd.) JFR Jacob (92) who passed away at Army Hospital, New Delhi this morning after prolonged illness.
In a condolence message, Mr. Badal described Mr. Jacob as an able administrator, an astute military officer and a dedicated soldier besides a fine human being with the qualities of head and heart, who played a vanguard role in India’s victory in Indo-Pakistan war of 1971 and liberation of Bangladesh. He recalled the outstanding services rendered by Mr. Jacob as the Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Union Territory of Chandigarh.
Sharing his heartfelt sympathies with the members of the bereaved family, Mr. Badal prayed to the Almighty to give courage to them, his friends and relations to bear irreparable loss in this hour of grief and grant eternal peace to the departed soul.