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Former MP and freedom fighter Paripooranand Painuli dead

Press Trust of India  |  Dehradun 

Former and freedom fighter Paripooranand died at his residence in the area here Saturday, family sources said.

was 94.

The former MP is survived by four daughters. His wife died last year.

had participated in the at 17 and had led a non-violent movement against the Tehri-Garhwal state which culminated in the overthrow of the Tehri Maharaja and the establishment of a popular government before the state's merger with Uttar Pradesh in 1949.

Born on November 19, 1924, Painuli was elected to the 5th Lok Sabha in 1971 after defeating the erstwhile Maharaja of Tehri Garhwal.

He also worked as a with the in the 1940s.

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 17:10 IST