NCP general secretary DP Tripathi dies at 67 in Delhi; former student union leader was suffering from cancer

  • Senior NCP leader DP Tripathi passed away on Thursday in New Delhi after a prolonged illness, family sources said

  • Tripathi, the general secretary of the Nationalist Congress Party and a former students' union leader, was battling cancer

  • 'We will miss his wise counsel and guidance which he had given us from the day NCP was established,' Supriya Sule said in a tweet

New Delhi: Senior NCP leader DP Tripathi passed away on Thursday in New Delhi after a prolonged illness, family sources said. He was 67. Tripathi, the general secretary of the Nationalist Congress Party and a former students' union leader, was battling cancer. NCP leaders expressed grief over the death of the senior party colleague and former Rajya Sabha member.

"Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of Shri DP Tripathi Ji. He was the General Secretary of @NCPspeaks, and a guide and mentor to all of us," NCP leader Supriya Sule tweeted. "We will miss his wise counsel and guidance which he had given us from the day NCP was established," Sule said. "May he rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers with his family members. Heartfelt Condolences."

Maharashtra minister Chhagan Bhujbal said Tripathi's demise has "created a vacuum that cannot be filled again", and caused a big loss to the party."The NCP has lost a senior mentor forever," Bhujbal tweeted.

NCP chief spokesperson and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik also condoled Tripathi's demise, saying the former Rajya Sabha member had made valuable contribution towards the expansion
of the party's base.

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Updated Date: Jan 02, 2020 13:35:45 IST