Fatehgarh Sahib, Sep 6 : Former MP Sukhdev Singh Libra (87) passed away early Friday morning after a prolonged illness.
He was living at village Libra near Khanna in Ludhiana district. Libra was close to former SGPC president Gurcharan Singh Tohra. He was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha and 15th Lok Sabha and member of Punjab Legislative Assembly in 1985. He was also a member Rajya sabha 1998-2004.
He represented the Fatehgarh Sahib and Ropar parliamentary constituencies of Punjab. Libra joined Congress and successfully contested parliamentary elections from Fatehgarh Sahib constituency. Later he rejoined Shiromani Akali Dal with efforts of SAD President Sukhbir Singh Badal. He had served as SGPC member and remained a member of SGPC run educational institutes. (UNI)