Former Lt Governor of Puducherry Rajni Rai passes away

Former Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry and noted academician Dr Rajni Rai passed away at her residence, family sources said.

Updated: Aug 29, 2013, 18:19 PM IST

Nagpur: Former Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry and noted academician Dr Rajni Rai passed away in the wee hours Thursday at her residence, family sources said.

Rai, 83, is survived by a son and three daughters.

A former principal of a local girls college, Rai was an active member of BJP women`s wing.

She was Lt Governor of Puducherry from April 1998 to July 2002.

Rai was accorded a state funeral as her body wrapped in tri-colour was taken to a local crematorium.

District Collector Saurabh Rao, Commissioner of Police, KK Pathak, SP Nagpur rural Dr Manoj Sharma and city Mayor Anil Sole were present at the funeral.

PTI