: After battling for life at the Hero DMC Heart Institute for over 45 days, senior Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) leader, Brigadier Jagdish Gagneja (retd) passed away on Thursday morning.
Doctors at the hospital said his condition worsened on Wednesday night. His blood pressure fell rapidly on Thursday morning and spine was raptured. He was declared dead at 9.16 am.
Gagneja was shifted to Ludhiana’s DMC from Patel Hospital in Jalandhar on August 7, a day after two unidentified motorcycle-borne assailants had shot at him from close range there.
Due to security reasons, post mortem will be conducted at DMC itself instead of civil hospital.
BJP leaders have cancelled their programmes including a press conference by Shwait Malik after receiving the news