The mortal remains of Chief Executive Councillor LAHDC Leh, Dr. Sonam Dawa Lonpo, were consigned to flames at his native village with full state honour today at Shey village of Leh Ladakh with Guard of honour. All the government institutions were closed for the day today while shops were closed in Leh for half day in honour of the departed leader. Deputy CM J&K Dr. Nirmal Singh, Chairman Legislative Council Haji Inayat Ali, J&K Minister for R&B Naeem Akhtar, Minister for Cooperatives & Ladakh Affairs Tsering Dorjey Lakrok, Minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Prakash Ganga, Minister for PHE Sham Lal Choudhry, CEC Kargil Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan, Member Parliament Thupstan Tsewang, former minister and Member Legislative Assembly Leh Nawang Rigzin Jora, senior leaders Ram Madhav, Satpal Sharma, and Ashok Kaul were present. DC Leh Avny Lavasa, SSP Leh Sargun Shukla, all the councillors of LAHDC were also present.
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