President Patil condoles passing away of Congress leader Arjun SinghMarch 4th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 4 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil on Friday condoled the passing away of veteran Congress leader and former Union Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh.
Singh, who was admitted at New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), died of cardiac arrest today. He was 81.
He was today dropped from the Congress Working Committee (CWC), and was made a Permanent Invitee.
He leaves wife Saroj Devi, two sons- Ajay Singh and Abhimanyu - and daughter Veena.
Singh was the Union Human Resource Development Minister from 2004 to 2009, and was the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister when the Bhopal gas tragedy occurred in December 1984. (ANI)
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