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Former Bihar CM Bhagwat Jha Azad dead

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 12:05

New Delhi: Former Bihar chief minister
Bhagwat Jha Azad died here on Tuesday after a prolonged illness. He was 89.

A six-time member of the Lok Sabha from Bhagalpur in
Bihar, Azad had been ailing for some time and was admitted to
the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), family
sources said.

He breathed his last this morning, they said.

A veteran Congressman, Azad was the chief minister of
Bihar for little over a year between 1988-89.

He had joined the BJP recently but was hardly active due
to ill health.

Azad`s son, former cricketer Kirti Azad, is a BJP MP from


First Published: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 12:05

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