President condoles death of ex-Assam, J&K Governor

New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday condoled the death of former Governor of Assam and Jammu and Kashmir, Lt. General S.K. Sinha.

Sinha, 90, died here on Thursday.

“He was a distinguished son of India who served the nation in various capacities such as Governor of Assam and Jammu and Kashmir and Ambassador to Nepal. In his death, the nation has lost an eminent personality whose services to the nation will always be remembered,” Mukherjee said in his message.

The General commanded 5 Gorkha Rifles battalion in Ladakh, a brigade in Manipur, a Mountain Division in Assam, Infantry Division in Jammu, a corps and a field army in the western theatre.

He also had the distinction of serving as Adjutant General and Vice-Chief of Army Staff.

He authored five books, including one on Jammu and Kashmir operation of 1947-48 and his autobiography ‘A Soldier Recalls’.