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Congress MP Maulana Asrarul Haq Qasmi dies

Press Trust of India  |  Kishanganj (Bihar) 

and Islamic died of a heart attack at his village home in district on Friday, family members said.

He was 76 and is survived by two sons and three daughters.

A former state of and member of the Muslim Personal Law Board, Qasmi had won the seat for the first time in 2009 polls and went on to retain the seat five years later.

In his condolence message, Nitish Kumar said "Qasmi was known for probity in politics and his simplicity of heart. He was deeply interested in social work and enjoyed immense popularity in his constituency.

"He had also played an important role in establishment of an extension campus of extension campus in "

The announced that Qasmis last rites will be performed with full state honours.

RJD issued a condolence message through his Bhola Yadav, saying with the death of Qasmi, has lost an able and dedicated

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 12:30 IST
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