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Kishanganj Congress MP Asrar Qasmi passes away, Rahul condoles

ANI  |  New Delhi, [India] 

Veteran Maulana Asrar-ul-died on Friday following a Seventy-six years old Qasmi was the from Bihar's constituency.

expressed grief over the demise of Qasmi, who was also a noted Islamic scholar.

Condoling the bereaved family, Gandhi said that he was deeply pained to hear about the death of Maulana Asrar-ul- "My thoughts are with his entire family," he wrote on

Qasmi, who was a founder member of the and member of All India Muslim Personal Law Board, won the seat in 2009 on Congress' ticket.

In the 2014 general elections, when there was a strong 'Modi wave', Qasmi managed to retain his constituency by defeating Bharatiya Janata Party's Jaiswal.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 13:10 IST