Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel announced to name Surguja Medical College after late Devendra Kumari Singhdeo on Tuesday.

He made the announcement while the State Assembly was paying rich tributes to late Devendra Kumari Singhdeo, former minister of undivided Madhya Pradesh and mother of Panchayat and rural    development Minister T. S. Singhdeo.

Assembly Speaker Dr Charandas Mahant said even after hailing from aristocratic family, she served the common man with simplicity. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said her demise was a shock and painful and  created a void which cannot be filled.

Setting aside royal lifestyle, which she could afford, she preferred to share pain and joy of common people of Surguja with motherly love. She had built the Congress organisation as an able organiser in Sarguja.

Leader of Opposition Dharamlal Kaushik said a mother has been lost, which is the biggest pain of          anyone’s life as she cannot be replaced. Her demise had created blankness in both political and social life.

Former chief minister Raman Singh said her popularity can be gauged from fact that people from across the country arrived to pay tributes to her at Ambikapur.

BJP MLA Ajay Chandrakar said her story is of Rajpath to Janpath as she preferred to serve the people and winning hearts of all.

JCC-J member Dharamjeet Singh, BSP MLA Keshav Chandra, Brijmohan Agrawal, Food minister Amarjeet Bhagat, Arun Vora and others also paid tributes.