Cong leader, lyricist Vithalbhai Patel passes away

Last Updated: Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 16:45

Sagar (MP): Senior Congress leader Vithalbhai Patel, also known for penning several Hindi film songs, including the famous `Jhooth bole kua kate` from the 1973-hit movie `Bobby`, died here on Saturday after a prolonged illness, family sources said.

He was 75.

Patel had been suffering from health problems for a long time. He breathed his last at a hospital here around 10.30 am today, the sources said.

He is survived by his wife, a son and two daughters. The last rites will be performed here this evening, they added.

Patel was twice elected to the Madhya Pradesh Assembly from Sagar constituency. He was a minister in the cabinets of Arjun Singh, Motilal Vora and Shyama Charan Shukla.

Patel has written 55 Hindi film songs and has five collections of poems to his credit.


First Published: Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 16:45

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