Goa CM meets widow of Karnail Singh Benipal, killed fighting for state's liberation in 1955

Updated: Sep 28 2022 4:42PM

Goa CM meets widow of Karnail Singh Benipal, killed fighting for state's liberation in 1955

Chandigarh, Sep 28 (PTI) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday paid a visit to Charanjeet Kaur, whose husband Karnail Singh Benipal was killed at Patradevi in 1955 while fighting for the state's liberation from Portuguese rule.

Sawant flew down from Goa to meet Kaur and her family in Haryana's Ambala, about 45 km from Chandigarh.

Addressing a press conference here in the afternoon after meeting Kaur in Ambala's Barola village, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said he felicitated her and handed over a cheque for Rs 10 lakh to her on the occasion of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and 60 years of Goa's liberation.