Shimla: Freedom fighter and member of INA Sada Ram Chandel has died at his residence in Dagshai here, family said.

Chandel(92), who passed away on Sunday after a brief illness, is survived by his wife, three sons and four daughters.

He was one of the first soldiers who joined the Indian National Army and took an active part in the freedom struggle.

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has expressed grief over the demise, an official release here said.