Sikkim: Former CM Nar Bahadur Bhandari passes away

Gangtok

Three Times Chief Minister of Sikkim  Nar Bahadur Bhandari is no more. He was battling with prolonged illness, he left for heavenly abode today evening in New Delhi.

He leaves behind wife former Lok Sabha MP Smt Dil Kumari Bhandari , Two Daughters and a Son.

Born on 5 October 1940 at Malbasey Soreng West Sikkim, Late Nar Bahadur Bhandari  became the chief minister of Sikkim for the first time in 1979 on a Janata Parishad ticket and then again in 1984 and 1989 on a Sikkim Sangram Parishad ticket The founder of the SSP, Bhandari remained its president till his death.

 He  was a teacher in a government school before he joined active politics,

Known as a pragmati and resilient leader, Bhandari was the second chief minister after L D Kazi to hold the reins of the fledgling state which officially became a part of the Indian Union in 1975.

He was also a former president of Sikkim Pradesh Congress Committee.

Chief Minister Pawan Chamling condoled the death of Bhandari.

“I am extremely sad and shocked to know about the untimely demise of Shri Nar Bahadur Bhandari. With his passing away, Sikkim has lost a worthy son of the soil whose contribution to the state and its people are unparalleld.”