CM Baghel Pays Tribute to Former Union Minister and Former Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh
- CM Baghel visits Shimla to pay homage to Virbhadra Singh
- Virbhadra was crowned as Raja of Rampur Bushahr at Padam Palace on July 10
- Royal members of the family to attend the cremation at Jaugni Bagh
New Delhi: The erstwhile princely state of Rampur Bushahr (now in Shimla district) was plunged in grief as the news of the passing of former Himachal chief minister Virbhadra Singh reached them, Thursday.
The state government declared a mourning period of three days as a mark of respect to the veteran Congress leader.
CM Baghel expressed huge grief over the demise of the former Union Minister and Former Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh. The Chief Minister expressed his condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed to God to give them strength to endure this hour of grief and for the peace of the departed soul.
In order to pay tribute to late Virabhadra Singh, CM Baghel left for New Delhi and following which he flew to Shimla from Mohali via a helicopter and paid homage to former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh at Rajiv Bhawan. Following the event, he would return to New Delhi at 4:30 pm and depart to Raipur.
According to royal tradition, Vikramaditya Singh, Virbhadra’s son, will be crowned as Raja of Rampur Bushahr at Padam Palace on July 10. After Vikramaditya’s ‘raj tilak’, the funeral procession will proceed to the crematorium in Jaugni Bagh, near the palace, where last rites of only members of the royal family are performed.