New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday condoled the death of former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Jagmohan and described his death as a monumental loss.
"Jagmohan Ji's demise is a monumental loss for our nation. He was an exemplary administrator and a renowned scholar. He always worked towards the betterment of India. His ministerial tenure was marked by innovative policy making. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti," Modi said in a tweet.
Jagmohan passed away on Tuesday morning. He was 94.
He had served two terms as Governor in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir -- from 1984 to 89, and then from January to May 1990.
When the BJP's Atal Bihari Vajpayee became Prime Minister in 1998, Jagmohan alao served in his cabinet in a variety of portfolios, including communications, urban development and tourism. During the 1990s, Jagmohan had served as a nominated MP in the Rajya Sabha in 1990-96 and won a hat-trick of Lok Sabha elections from New Delhi (1996, 1998 and 1999).