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Rahul Gandhi condoles death of R K Dhawan

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today condoled the death of former Union R K and said his demise will leave a deep void in the party, of which he was an important member.

Dhawan, who was former Prime Indira Gandhi's and part of her inner circle during the Emergency, died at the age of 81 at a local hospital last evening.

He will be cremated tomorrow at the at 4.30 PM.

"The passing away of RK ji, who I have known since childhood, leaves a deep void in the family of which he was an important, senior member - loved, respected and admired by all. My condolences go out to his friends and his family in their time of grief," Gandhi said on

Senior also took to to express his condolences.

"The demise of RK ji, marks the end of an era and leaves an irreplaceable void in the Congress party. He played a critical role in party and government in very challenging times. My condolences to the family in this hour of grief," Patel said.

Dhawan was admitted to the last Tuesday for age-related ailments.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 20:10 IST
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