Former Bihar minister Shambhu Sharan Thakur dead
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Last Updated: Sunday, January 08, 2012, 15:49
  
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 Ranjan.

His death has caused an irreparable loss to Congress which has lost its philosopher and guide, Lalan Kumar said in his message.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, January 08, 2012, 15:49


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