Sardar Harcharan Singh Brar
Born on 22nd January 1922 at Village Sarainanga, District Faridkot, Punjab. Shri Brar received his education at Lahore. He was a member of the Punjab Legislative Assembly from 1957 to 1972. He was the Minister for Irrigation and Power in the Punjab Government from 1962 to 1965. He also looked after the charge of Sports and Civil Aviation. Shri Brar served in various important capacities including Chairman, All India Horticulture Development Council; Director Cotton Corporation of India; Member, All India Cotton Advisory Board and Member, All India Cotton Development Council. He served as the Governor of Orissa from 7th February 1977 to 22nd September 1977. He was the Governor of Haryana from 24th September 1977 to 9th December 1979. Shri Brar later also served as the Chief Minister of Punjab from September 1995 to November 1996. Brar died in his native village Sarai Naga on 6 September 2009 after a long illness at the age of 90 years.