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Former Cong MP Shyama Singh passes away

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

leader and former MP from Aurangabad in Bihar, Shyama Singh, died today after a prolonged illness.

Singh (74), the wife of former governor Nikhil Kumar, died during treatment at a hospital in the early hours. She was also the daughter-in-of former chief minister Satyendra Narayan Sinha.

Singh entered in 1999 from the Aurangabad seat of She was also the vice president of

Her father was an ICS officer while her mother Singh was a former MP.

President has expressed deep condolences on the passing away of the senior party leader and conveyed her sympathies to her husband and her family.

"Singh served the people with immense dedication and her noteworthy contributions to the well-being of the people of Aurangabad shall be never be forgotten," Gandhi said in her message.

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, who is away to the United States, also condoled her death.

"My condolences to the family of former Parliamentarian and senior Congress leader Smt Shyama Singh ji on her demise," he said on Twitter.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, September 11 2017. 21:13 IST