Shimla (Aug 5): Himachal Pradesh CPI(M) general secretary Rakesh Singha’s father Joyti Singha passed away after brief illness at his ancestral residence at Kotgarh here on Thursday. He was 86 and is survived by three son including Rakesh Singha. Joyti
Singh was a prominent apple grower from Kotgarh in this district. The last rite was performed at Kotgarh and hundreds of party activists attended the funeral on Friday.