Freedom Fighter Wassan Singh Passes Away

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Chandigarh:  Noted Punjabi freedom fighter Wassan Singh has died and was cremated full state honours here today. He breathed his last yesterday evening at the age of 95.

A contingent of Punjab police reversed their arms and fired shots into the air as a mark of respect to him. Singh was a member of the Royal Indian Army during the British Raj and fought in the Second World War He later joined the Indian National Army (INA) led by Subhash Chandra Bose.

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He was imprisoned in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for several years. He is survived by his wife Gurbachan Kaur, two sons and three daughters.