Patna: Former Bihar minister Shambhu Sharan
Thakur died at a hospital in New Delhi on Sunday after
protracted illness, his family sources said.
He was 80.
Singh was the jail minister in the erstwhile Abdul
Gafoor-led Congress government and had also served as chairman
of Bihar State Housing Board and represented Kanti assembly
seat twice in a row.
His body would be brought here from New Delhi tonight and
taken to his residence at Muzaffarpur, where he would be
cremated with full state honours
Thakur`s death has been condoled by Chief Minister Nitish
Kumar and the state Congress leadership, besides Bihar Youth
Congress president Lalan Kumar and former party MP Ranjit
His death has caused an irreparable loss to Congress
which has lost its philosopher and guide, Lalan Kumar said in