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Former Bihar CM Jagannath Mishra passes away; irreparable loss, says Nitish

Condoling his demise, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced a three-day state mourning

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

Jagannath Mishra
Jagannath Mishra | Photo: Twitter@ANI

Former Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra died on Monday following a prolonged illness, family sources said.

The 82-year-old leader had been suffering from cancer and was undergoing treatment at the capital, where he breathed his last in the morning, they said.

Condoling his demise, Chief Minister announced a three-day state mourning.

He was an acclaimed political leader and educationist. His death has caused an irreparable loss not just to but the entire country, Kumar said in a message.

Governor Phagu Chauhan also condoled the death of Mishra and recalled his contributions as a three-time chief Minister and, later, as a Union minister.

First Published: Mon, August 19 2019. 12:40 IST