Punjab Chief Minister’s political advisor Karan Pal Sekhon dies of heart attack in Egypt

Chandigarh, November 17: Karan Pal Sekhon, political advisor to Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh, passed away while on a holiday with his family in Egypt last night.

Official sources in Chief Minister’s office said Sekhon suffered a heart attack last night. Efforts were being made to bring his mortal remains at the earliest.

A third generation loyalist of the erstwhile Patiala royal family, a soft spoken Karan had been with the Captain since 1992.

He studied at Bishop Cotton School, Shimla, and later at the Government College in Chandigarh.  He was an OSD to the Captain during his first term as the Chief Minister.

Sekhin originally belonged to Kal Banjara village in Sangrur district. Karan’s grandfather Ishar Singh was a Nazim in the Patiala state.

His father was in the IIIrd Regiment of Patiala State and was absorbed in the Army post Independence.

Karan served for about seven years in a corporate house in Delhi.

Source Tribune India