Veteran Congress leader Malviya passes away

Former Union Minister and senior Madhya Pradesh Congress leader Radhakishan Malviya on Tuesday passed away at a private hospital after a brief illness.

Updated: Feb 19, 2013, 17:00 PM IST

Indore: Former Union Minister and senior Madhya Pradesh Congress leader Radhakishan Malviya on Tuesday passed away at a private hospital here after a brief illness, party members said.

He was 68.

Malviya was elected MLA from Sanver in Indore district in 1972. A three-time Rajya Sabha MP, he was Labour Minister in the Rajiv Gandhi government in mid-1980s.

He was also national president of Harijan Sevak Sangh.

Malviya was Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee president during 1998-2003 when Digvijay Singh was the chief minister.

MPCC spokesman Narendra Saluja and other Congress leaders condoled the death of Malviya and described him as a great leader and a visionary.

PTI