Phillaur, July 30(STN)– Eminent Congress leader, former MLA of Nurmahal Constituency, former Chairman of Marketing Board Punjab and former Chief Parliamentary Secretary of Punjab Gurbinder Singh Atwal passed away yesterday at the age of 72. On his way to Srinagar the previous day, when his plane was about to reach Srinagar, his health suddenly deteriorated and he suffered a brain haemorrhage. Today, his last rites were performed at Rajghat Phillaur with official honours. Earlier, his dead body was kept at his residence for the darshan of the devotees. Keeping them in a car decorated with flowers, the residents of the city offered flowers to their beloved leader. His last rites were performed by his elder sons Hardeep Singh Atwal and Rajpal Singh Atwal. Pratap Singh Bajwa, Shamsher Singh Dulon, Gurpratap Singh Badala, Darshan Singh Magupur, Baldev Singh Khaira, Ladi Sherowalia, Aam Aadmi constituency in-charge Principal Prem Kumar were present.