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Former MP minister Jagannath Singh passes away

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

Former minister and senior leader Jagannath Singh passed away here today after prolonged illness.

Singh, 69, suffered a brain hemorrhage few days back and was undergoing treatment in Bansal Hospital here, where he breathed his last, his family said.

He is survived by wife, three sons and a daughter, they said.

Singh had served as Labour Minister during 2008-2013 in the government. He was elected as four times, twice as member from Sidhi and once as member.

He was first elected as an in 1977 from Devsar.

His mortal remains were brought to the office where large number of BJP workers led by Chief Minister paid tributes.

Later in the day, his body will be taken to his ancestral village Chitrangi (Singrauli district) in a special plane for the last rites.

First Published: Mon, August 03 2015. 14:42 IST