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Ex-Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi passes away at 72; PM Modi, Tejashwi Yadav offer condolences



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Former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister, Sushil Kumar Modi, handed away on the age of 72 attributable to most cancers. In April this yr, Sushil Modi revealed that he was affected by most cancers and that he wouldn’t contest the Lok Sabha elections 2024 because of the identical. The final rites of the previous Bihar Deputy Chief Minister will probably be carried out on Tuesday. 

Sushil Modi stated on the time that he has been “preventing with most cancers for the previous six months.” He additionally talked about that he had knowledgeable Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the event. Quickly after the information went viral, Prime Minister Modi supplied condolences to his departed colleague.

“I’m deeply saddened by the premature demise of Sushil Modi ji, my precious colleague within the occasion and my pal for many years. He has performed a useful position within the rise and success of BJP in Bihar. Strongly opposing the Emergency, he made a reputation for himself in pupil politics,” PM Modi wrote on X. 

Bihar Deputy CM Samrat Choudhary and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Tejashwi Yadav additionally prolonged his condolences to the departed soul.

“Heartfelt tribute to former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar and former Rajya Sabha MP Shri Sushil Kumar Modi ji on his demise. That is an irreparable loss for Bihar BJP. Om Shanti Shanti,” Choudhary wrote.

Calling Sushil Kumar Modi “our guardian”, Yadav wrote, “I’m extraordinarily saddened to listen to the information of the premature demise of the previous Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, our guardian, struggling and hardworking chief revered Shri Sushil Kumar Modi ji. Might God grant a spot to the departed soul in his lotus ft and supply power to the household and well-wishers on this hour of grief. Om Shanti Om.”

Often known as the BJP’s most influential chief in Bihar, Modi’s political acumen was typically highlighted throughout election seasons. His political profession began in 1973 as a pupil activist at Patna College, the place he was elected because the general-secretary of the scholars’ union.

He served as deputy to Janata Dal (United) chief and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for roughly 11 years. He emerged victorious within the Bihar meeting elections thrice between 1990 and 2004.

From 1996 to 2004, he served because the Chief of the Opposition within the Bihar meeting. In 2003, he was appointed as BJP’s nationwide vp, a place he held till 2005. Modi was a BSc (Hons) in Botany graduate from Patna College. He leaves behind his spouse Jessie George, a school professor, and two sons – Utkarsh Tathagat, and Akshay Amritanshu.

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