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National Gandhi Museum chairperson Aparna Basu passes away

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

of the National Gandhi Museum Aparna has died following illness, officials said Tuesday. was 87.

Basu, who held the chairpersonship from 2013, was not well for a week and hospitalised for chest congestion and high blood pressure.

She died at the hospital on Monday, A Annamalai said.

The last rites will be held on December 6 at the Lodhi Road Electrical crematorium, an official statement said.

was also a and patron of the All India Women's Conference and a of in Ahmedabad.

She was of All and also on the governing body of of the Delhi University, according to the statement.

She was a graduate of the in the and did her doctorate from the same university. She was a former ofModern Indian History in the

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 23:00 IST