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Trade union leader Gaya Singh dies

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

Veteran trade union leader and former MP Gaya Singh died in a hospital here today after prolonged illness, family sources said.

Singh breathed his last at a hospital around 11 AM, a statement said.

He was 76. His wife predeceased him and he is survived by a son.

condoled the death and said he had great contribution to the fight for the rights of workers in the country.

The deceased leader was a native of Alama village of Bihar's Nalanda district.

He started his political career in 1965-66 with the AISF, the student wing of the CPI.

Singh served as a member of the

He also served as president of the All Trade Union (AITUC).

The CPI statement said that his last rites would be performed in tomorrow.

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First Published: Sat, October 07 2017. 17:32 IST