New Delhi, Jun 28 (PTI) Punjab’s former finance minister Surinder Singla died today at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, after he was rushed there complaining of breathlessness. Also Read - Tandav Twitter Review: Saif Ali Khan Starrer Leaves Audience Divided - True Political Drama or Hinduphobia?

According to family sources, Singla (78) breathed his last around 6 am at AIIMS following multiple medical complications. He was rushed there at 4 am after he complained of breathlessness. Also Read - Pakistani Channel Heavily Trolled For Presenting Imran Khan's Twitter Poll Victory Over Virat Kohli as Breaking News

He had not been keeping well for a few years now and was last month admitted to AIIMS for the treatment of pneumonia. He had only returned home last fortnight, but was not keeping very well, the family said. Also Read - 'I do Not Celebrate or Feel Pride...': This is What Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Has to Say on Banning Trump

Singla was a senior state Congress leader and belonged to Samana town in Patiala district.

He was a former Rajya Sabha member from Punjab. He last represented the Bathinda Assembly constituency and was Punjab’s finance minister during the previous Congress government of Amarinder Singh.

Singla’s cremation would take place tomorrow at the Lodhi Crematorium at 11 am.

He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter. Both the children are living abroad.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh condoled the death and hailed his contribution in developing Bathinda constituency.

“Sad to hear about demise of my friend and my former cabinet colleague Surinder Singla.

“As finance minister in my previous stint he brought in many significant reforms. His development work for his constituency Bathinda was exemplary. We all will miss you dear friend, he said on Twitter.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.