Former Union Minister Buta Singh’s son and Delhi Congress leader Arvinder Singh passed away on Monday following a cardiac arrest, his family said. He was 56 and is survived by his wife and two children, said Pawan Arora, brother-in-law of the former MLA from Deoli.
“His will be cremated at the Lodhi Road crematorium on Tuesday,” Arora said. Several Congress leaders remembered Singh as a simple person with deep social awareness.
“Shocked to hear about the untimely demise of my colleague and friend Arvinder Singh. He worked tirelessly for his constituency. He will be missed,” tweeted senior Congress leader Pawan Khera.
Delhi Congress vice president Abhishek Dutt said, “Arvinder was my senior in school and was a very simple and good hearted person. He had also represented Delhi in cricket.”
Singh was elected as an MLA from Deoli reserved constituency in Delhi in 2008 on a Congress ticket. He was also associated with the BJP for some time, said party leaders.