Senior PDP leader from Poonch Yashpal Sharma dies


Jammu: Senior People’s Democratic Party leader and former MLC from Poonch district of Jammu region, Yashpal Sharma died after suffering a massive cardiac arrest last night, family sources said on Sunday. He was 76.


Sharma remained a vocal voice in the PDP and was known among his followers as ‘Sher-e-Poonch (lion of Poonch).


“It is intensely saddening to learn about sudden demise of Yashpal Sharma ji Ex-MLC from Poonch district,” Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Mohammad Aijaz Asad said. “His departure is a tragedy; End of an epoch. His legacy will be remembered. I express my fervid condolences with his family and associates,” Asad, who belongs to Poonch district, added. (GNS)

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