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Sr Cong leader Sukh Ram passes away

11/05/2022 at 10:18 AM

Senior Congress leader Pandit Sukh Ram passes away at 95

New Delhi, May 11: Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Pandit Sukh Ram passed away on Wednesday. He was 95.

He was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi after he suffered a brain stroke on May 4 in Mandi, informed his son Anil Sharma.

His grandson Aashray Sharma wrote in a Facebook post, “Goodbye grandfather; Now the phone will not ring.” (roughly translated from a video post along with the caption in Hindi).

Notably, he served as the Minister of Communications and Information Technology from 1993 to 1996.

He was a five-time MLA from Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi Assembly constituency and had won the Lok Sabha elections thrice. He left the Congress party in 2017 and later rejoined in 2019 calling it his homecoming.

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