Gujarat Governor designate D N Dwivedi passes away in New Delhi

August 1st, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Aug.1 (ANI): Senior Congress leader and Gujarat Governor designate Devendra Nath Dwivedi passed away here early on Saturday morning at the age of 74.

He was suffering from liver problems for quite some time and had been recuperating at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in the national capital for over a week.

Dwivedi had been admitted to Intensive Care Unit of Gastroenterology department at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on July 23. He was to undergo a liver transplant, but died at 4 a.m. on Saturday.

Dwivedi had been recently appointed as successor to Nawal Kishore Sharma, whose five-year-term got over on July 24, following his medical condition, Dwivedi could not take charge immediately.

Two days ago, Maharashtra Governor S. C. Jamir had been given additional charge of the Gujarat State till regular arrangements could be made. He was sworn in as Gujarat Governor at Gandhinagar on Thursday.

During his illustrious career, Dwivedi had been a lawyer by profession and Solicitor General of India. He was the Congress Rajya Sabha member from 1974 to 1980.

He had a brief stint with Nationalist Congress Party from 1999 to 2001 when he joined NCP on the issue of suitability of a naturalised citizen for the office of the Prime Minister. He hailed from Varanasi. (ANI)

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