Monday 7 September 2009

Anti-Khalistani Balwant Kapoor, , dies in London


Anti-Khalistani Balwant Kapoor,
dies in London
London: Balwant Kapoor, President of the Indian Overseas Congress in Britain, died here on Monday following a heart attack. He was 81.A veteran freedom fighter and journalist, Kapoor confronted Khalistanis in the west London suburb of Southall during the height of the separatist movement.Kapoor opposed the Khalistan campaign through his local Punjabi-language newspaper despite death threats against him in the 1980s and early 90s.Kapoor, who was awarded the Tamra Patra, lived in Britain for 45 years after working as a personal assistant to Rajumari Amrit Kaur, health minister in the Jawaharlal Nehru cabinet.He later also worked at India's diplomatic mission in Poland.Kapoor is survived by a son and four daughters.

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