Congress leader and former Union Minister Akhilesh Das Gupta passes away

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Congress leader and former Union Minister Akhilesh Das Gupta passes away.

Congress leader Akhilesh Das Gupta
Congress leader Akhilesh Das Gupta

New Delhi: Congress leader and former Union Minister Akhilesh Das Gupta passed away after suffering a heart attack.

The 56-year-old reportedly suffered a heart attack which led to his death.

He also was the  Badminton Association of India (BAI) President.

Akhilesh Das has been Minister of State for Steel in UPA-I, served as a mayor of Lucknow and held many posts in the Congress for nearly two decades. Akhilesh was the son of former UP chief minister Banarasi Das.

Prime Minister Nartendra, took to twitter to express grief over the death of the Congress leader. He wrote- “Saddened by the demise of former MP & Union Minister, Shri Akhilesh Das. His active contribution to public life will be remembered. RIP.”

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