Veteran BJP leader Kailashpati Mishra passes away

Patna: Veteran BJP leader Kailashpati Mishra died Saturday after prolonged illness, party sources said here.

The 89-year-old Mishra breathed his last at his residence.

Mishra, who had served as Governor of Gujarat, was a bachelor.

hief Minister Nitish Kumar, his deputy and senior Bihar BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi visited his residence to pay condolence.

Kumar described Mishra as a senior politician dedicated to the cause of social work.

"With the passing of Mishra an era in politics has come to end," he said in his condolence message.