Raghuvansh Singh’s body flown to Patna airport in Delhi, last rites to be done on Monday | Patna News


PATNA: Veteran socialist leader and former Union minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, under whose direction the Centre’s ambitious National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NaREGA) was conceptualized and executed from the Manmohan Singh government, breathed his last in AIIMS-Delhi on Sunday. He had been 74.
The ending arrived at approximately 11. 30 am this fore-noon,” Singh’s son Satya Prakash who had- to the previous two months – been attending his dad at the hospital, told TOI on telephone. Singh had dropped badly ill on Friday night and has been set on a ventilator in the hospital’s intensive care unit. Before, he had been medicated for covid-19 disease at AIIMS-Patna, from where he resigned from the place of federal vice-president of the RJD.
Singh has been declared at AIIMS-Delhi for the previous two weeks for therapy of post-Covid-19 complications.
He is survived by 2 sons and a girl.
Five-term Lok Sabha member from Bihar’s Vaishali chair and multiple word MLA in Besand (Sitamarhi district) meeting constituency,” Singh also served as chairperson of the Bihar Legislative Council. He became cabinet minister from the Karpoori Thakur authorities in 1977.
“Singh’s body could be taken to his native village Shahpur at Bihar’s Vaishali district Monday,” his son Satya Prakash told TOI.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar said Singh’s final rites would be carried out with complete state honour whilst after the criteria associated with constraints on collecting. “He is going to be cremated with complete state honours in Hasanpur Ghat on the banks of the Ganga, roughly 15 kilometers from his native village Shahpur,” a relative said.
Before on Sunday evening, his body has been flown into Patna airport in Delhi. Large amount of individuals including several top RJD leaders assembled at the airport to pay their final respect to the deceased leader.
In the airport, Singh’s body has been taken to the assumptions of state legislature at which CM Nitish Kumar, gathering speaker Vijay Kumar Choudhary, council chairman Awadhesh Narain Singh along with also the leader of Opposition in the meeting Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, former CM Rabri Devi and many MLAs and MLCs paid floral tributes by placing wreaths and flower petals on Singh’s body.
In the legislature assumptions, Singh’s body was taken into his Patna-based home at Kautilya Nagar where big amount of individuals assembled to pay their final respect to the deceased leader.
On Monday, his own body could be taken into Vaishali to ensure people of his constituency will pay their final respect. By Vaishali, the body will be taken to his native village.
A galaxy of country’s top leaders such as President Ramnath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, PM Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Bihar Governor Phagu Chouhan, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi and RJD manager Lalu Prasad condoled his death.
At a tribute to the deceased leader, PM Modi, who received the information of his departure when he was inaugurating a series of oil industry approaches for Bihar, called him a grassroots leader with profound comprehension of poverty and issues of the bad.
“I shall ask CM Nitish Kumar to perform the development endeavors he wrote about in the correspondence. Let us collectively –the nation and the Centre–match his wishes,” PM Modi said, while speaking to Singh’s letter into the CM he’d sent Thursday about improvement jobs in Vaishali Lok Sabha constituency which he represented for five consecutive terms from 1996 into 2014. Singh, however, lost the Lok Sabha election from Vaishali chair into the LJP’s Rama Kishore Singh.
Nitish, who talked to Singh’ss son Satya Prakash shortly after his departure, called it a”personal loss”
“Singh’s death is a personal loss for me personally and also an irreparable loss to the governmental, societal, educational life of Bihar and the socialist movement,” Nitish said in a condolence message.
Bihar CM afterwards spoke to the nation’s s resident commissioner in Delhi and requested him to do the needful for carrying Singh’s body to Patna.


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