Ranchi: Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee general secretary Sailesh Sinha on Thursday passed away after a protracted illness at a local hospital here, family sources said.
He was 54.
Sinha was indisposed for quite some time, PCC spokesman Ajay Rai said.
"Sailesh Sinha was a strong leader and had always been in the forefront to take Congress policies among the people," veteran Congress leader Gulfam Mujibi said.
Chief Minister Raghubar Das, PCC president Sukhdeo Bhagat and several other leaders expressed sorrow at Sinha's demise.