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Former Punjab minister Ramesh Chander Dogra passes away

Press Trust of India  |  Hoshiarpur (Pb) 

Veteran leader and former minister Ramesh Chander Dogra died here today in in a private hospital after a prolonged illness, family sources said.

He was 75.

Dogra, who had been hospitalised for last several weeks, took his last breath this afternoon, they said

He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter.

According to his elder son, Arun Dogra, the departed leader's funeral would take place in the afternoon here tomorrow.

Dogra also remained Deputy Speaker of the Assembly earlier and as Minister held the portfolios of Health and Family Welfare and Technical Education in government in 2002-07.

He successfully contested the from Dasuya seat as an independent candidate in 1985 for the first time. Later, he joined the and won from the same constituency in 1992, 1997 and 2002.

First Published: Tue, April 23 2013. 16:55 IST