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Former Union Minister Devendra Prasad Yadav passes away

76-year-old Yadav died due to a heart ailment and is survived by four daughters and two sons.

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Published: August 12, 2013 11:02:22 am

Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader from Bihar,Devendra Prasad Yadav,died at a hospital here last night due to a heart ailment.

76-year-old Yadav was admitted to a city hospital on June 22 after he suffered some cardiac problems. He is survived by four daughters and two sons.

Yadav was a three-time Member of Parliament from Munger parliamentary seat of Bihar and had served as Minister of State for Education between 1971-77 in Indira Gandhi’s cabinet.

He was also a member of the Congress Working Committee,the apex decision making body of the party,during Rajiv Gandhi’s tenure.

Yadav was a member of the AICC committee on economic policy and earlier served as the chairman of IFFCO as well as of Central School Organisation.

A post graduate in Science from Bihar University in Ranchi,Yadav had served as a professor and junior scientist before joining politics.

Closely linked with various academic and research organisations,the Congress leader had written a number of books including “Grassroot Planning”,”Dynamics of Development” and “Uranium and Beyond”.

His last rights will be held in his home town Munger,Yadav’s elder son,Shubhendu said.

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