Former J&K Governor Lt Gen S K Sinha passes away

Former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Lt Gen S K Sinha passed away at a hospital this morning after brief illness at the age of 92. He was first admitted to the base hospital here on November 1 with a fracture in his femur bone and ribs and was later shifted to the R and R hospital after some complications developed.

  • He is survived by his wife, son and IFS officer Y K Sinha who is at present Indian Ambassador to Sri Lanka and is moving for his new posting to the UK, and three daughters.
  • They said his funeral will take place at the Brar Square crematorium.
  • Sinha has served as the Jammu and Kashmir Governor and led the first batch of Indian troops who entered J and K when Pakistan raiders invaded in 1947.
  • He resigned from service after the government superseded him and appointed General A S Vaidya as the new army chief.
  • Lt Gen Sinha had joined army in 1943 and has also served as India’s Ambassador to Nepal and as the Governor of Assam.
  • National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah and his son and former J-K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah condoled his death.