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Former Lucknow mayor S C Rai passes away

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Former mayor of Lucknow S C Rai passed away today after a prolonged illness.

He breathed his last at the Lari Cardiology Centre here where he was being treated.

He was 80 and is survived by his wife and a son.

Rai was the first elected Mayor of Lucknow and served for two consecutive terms, from 1995 to 2005.

He was close to former Prime Minister

Governor Ram Naik, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, SP supremo Yadav and state president Keshav Prasad Maurya condoled the demise of Rai.

In his condolence message, Naik said Rai was a popular doctor and dedicated to public service.

"Rai's services would be remembered by the people," said Naik.

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First Published: Sun, August 28 2016. 18:28 IST