MS Gill, the former Union Minister and former Chief Election Commissioner, passed away in Delhi on Sunday. The 86-year-old bureaucrat-turned-politician breathed his last while undergoing treatment at a South Delhi hospital. According to his family members, he will be cremated on Monday.
MS Gill hailed from Punjab and served as a bureaucrat in the undivided Punjab. An honest professional with hardwork and ethics, MS Gill was respected by one and all. With his hardwork and dedication, he rose to the level of serving as Chief Election Commissioner, one of the most important jobs in India. He served as CEC from 1996 to 2001. It was during his tenure as CEC, Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were introduced in elections. MS Gill got nationwide popularity as chief of the Election Commission.
After retiring as a bureaucrat, MS Gill joined the Congress party. He has served as Rajyasabha MP twice and was also made Union Minister by the grand old party.
MS Gill was also a prolific writer. MS Gill was awarded with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan Award.