Former Union minister Jai Narayan Prasad Nishad passes away at 88; Nitish Kumar condoles his death
Late Captain Nishad had won Lok Sabha seat from Muzaffarpur both on Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Janata Dal United JD(U) tickets.
Patna: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Monday expressed his profound grief over the death of former union minister Captain Jai Narayan Prasad Nishad in Delhi.
"Nishad breathed his last at a private hospital in Delhi Monday morning," family sources said.
"The chief minister announced that his cremation would be held with full state honours," an official release said.
At 88, Nishad is survived by a son Ajay Nishad and four daughters. Ajay is a BJP Lok Sabha member from Muzaffarpur constituency.
Late captain Nishad represented Muzaffarpur in Lok Sabha four times besides serving as union minister between 1996-98.
He won Lok Sabha seat from Muzaffarpur both on Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Janata Dal United JD(U) tickets.
In his condolence message, Kumar said that Captain Nishad's death has caused an irreparable loss to the society and politics. "Nishad was very popular in his area and had interest in social works," he added.
Kumar talked to the former union minister's son Ajay over phone and consoled the bereaved family members. He prayed to almighty to give strength and courage to the relatives and followers to bear the loss.
Former Bihar chief minister Rabri Devi and Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly Tejashwi Prasad Yadav also condoled the death of Capt. Nishad.
In his message, Tejashwi Yadav said that the death of Nishad has caused irreparable loss to both society and politics as he was a very sensitive social worker.
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