Faridkot: A large number of people including freedom fighters on Saturday thronged Sandhwan village, the birth place of former President late Gyani Zail Singh, to mark his 96 birthday.
   
A function was also organised at the District Congress Committee's office for paying tribute to the leader.
   
Among other things, "Gyaniji is remembered for carving out a new district of Faridkot and establishing Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital here," District Congress
Committee President Surinder Kumar said.
   
The leader was born at Sandhwan village, 5 kms from here, on this day in 1916.

(Agencies)

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