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Cong leaders take part in former Union min Santosh Mohan Dev's prayer meeting

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A large number of leaders today attended a prayer meeting for late party leader and former Union minister Santosh Mohan Dev, with former president leading the remembrance.

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh, president Sonia Gandhi, top party leaders Ahmed Patel, Mallikarjun Kharge, and were present on the occasion among others.

Former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, ex- chief minister Sheila Dikshit, Congress' chief whip in the and the party's media head, Randeep Surjewala, were also present at the Chinmaya Mission, where the prayer meeting was held.

A remembrance speech came from the late leader's daughter, Sushmita Dev, who is the sitting MP from Silchar, Assam.

Sushmita, who was recently appointed as the Mahila Congress president, is considered close to party vice- president Rahul Gandhi.

At the prayer meeting, she looked back at her bonds with her father and also, how he was a man of few words.

Santosh Mohan Dev passed away at a Silchar nursing home on August 2 after a prolonged illness. He was 83.

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First Published: Fri, September 15 2017. 23:22 IST