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Congress leaders offer condolences to Padma Shri Sis Ram Ola

By Tarun Khanna | Last Updated: Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 14:05

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Union Minister of Labour and Employment Sis Ram Ola, who was a member of the Indian National Congress and represented Jhunjhunu constituency of Rajasthan, passed away in Delhi on Sunday.

The 86-year old Congress leader had been admitted to the Gurgaon`s Medanta hospital with a cardiac complaint.

Later, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed condolence on his death and said, "He was a valued colleague and dedicated social worker."

Besides him, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and party vice president Rahul Gandhi visited Ola`s residence along with other Congress leaders including Sachin Pilot and Motilal Vora.

Ola, who was member of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly from 1957 to 1990 and a cabinet minister in the Government of Rajasthan from 1980 to 1990, was the recipient of the Padma Shri award in 1968 for social work.

First Published: Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 10:25
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