New Delhi, Apr 12 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today condoled the death of former Union minister and Congress leader Akhilesh Das Gupta and said his contribution to public life will be remembered.
“Saddened by the demise of former MP & Union Minister, Shri Akhilesh Das. His active contribution to public life will be remembered. RIP,” Modi said in a tweet.
56-year-old Gupta, who celebrated his birthday on March 31, suffered a massive heart attack and was rushed to the Lari heart hospital in Lucknow where he died in the wee hours.
Gupta was a Rajya Sabha member for three terms till 2014 and Union Minister of State for Steel between 2006 and 2008.
He had quit Congress in 2008 and joined BSP, but returned to his parent party early this year.
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