Former Union minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh dies at 74

Former Union minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh dies at 74

Former Union minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh died at 74 on Sunday due to post-COVID complications.  Raghuvansh Prasad Singh died around 11 am due to breathlessness and other complications, said Kedar Yadav, a close aide of the septuagenarian.

Earlier in June he had tested positive for COVID and was admitted at AIIMS Patna. He was taken to AIIMS in the national capital recently following post-Covid complications.

Raghuvansh Prasad Singh’s body was brought to Patna for the performance of the last rites, the aide said. Singh had fallen critically ill late Friday night and was put on a ventilator in ICU in the AIIMS.

“The passing away of Raghuvansh Prasad Singh is tragic. An outstanding leader rooted to the ground, he was a true stalwart with a phenomenal understanding of rural India. Condolences to his family and followers,” said President Ram Nath Kovind.

“Passing away of Raghuvansh Prasad Singh has left us alone. I had met him recently at AIIMS, Delhi where he was admitted. We were in regular contact with the doctors who were treating him, they told us that he was suffering from lung cancer,” RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said.

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