Veteran BJP leader and former state education minister Hari Kumar Audichya has passed away at his residence in Tipta area here.
Audichya (84), was suffering from cancer for a long time.
The former minister in Bhairon Singh Shekhawat-led BJP government in 1980 passed away last evening, family sources said.
He was cremated at Kishorpura cremation ground today.
Audichya's nephew offered 'the Mukhagani' to the late BJP leader, a bachelor.
Born on August 14, 1930, Audichya joined Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in 1946 and devoted his later life in establishing Jansangh and RSS in Hadoti region, in south-eastern region of the state.
Audichya had served at several key political positions in the party as well as in the government.