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L P Shahi's death condoled in Bihar

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

Governor and Chief Kumar were among a a host of political leaders who condoled the death of veteran and former Union who breathed his last at a hospital in

In his message, Mallik described Shahi as a "patriot who had taken part in the freedom struggle and whose life was marked by probity and integrity".

Kumar said "the the demise of Shahi who was a renowned social and political activist, is an irreparable loss to Bihar".

Others who condoled the death of Shahi included of the Opposition in the state Assembly Tejashwi Yadav and of the Opposition in legislative council Rabri Devi, former Union and NCP general secretary and former

In a release issued here, the said Shahi's body will be brought to the Sadaqat Ashram - the party's state headquarters - tomorrow and cremated thereafter at Digha ghat, a few kilometres away.

The release also said that an Iftaar party, to be hosted by BPCC working on Sunday, has been cancelled in view of Shahi's death.

Condolences were also offered by AICC in-charge for Shaktisinh Gohil, and former Union minister Shakil Ahmed, among others.

Shahi had served as a for Education and Culture when was the

His was a minister in the government in Bihar (2000-2005). She had entered after her husband Hemant, sitting MLA from Vaishali, was gunned down in what was viewed as one of the most sensational cases of assassination of a public figure in Bihar.

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First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 20:15 IST