Sundernagar (Himachal Pradesh): In a tragic event, senior Congress leader Chandramohan Gupta died of drowning in the canal under B.S.L (Beas Satluj Link) project here in the early hours of Sunday.

66-year-old Gupta lost his balance and fell in the canal while he was taking morning walk here on the Sunday morning.

“Gupta was taking a morning walk near the canal when he lost his control,” said DSP Ajay Kumar. He was soon rushed to the nearby municipal hospital by the passerby where he was declared dead on arrival.

Gupta, who was famous as ‘Kaka pradhan’ in the area was cremated near Hatgarh on Sunday afternoon.

Apart from holding strong position in Congress Seva Dal, Gupta had also been the Vice-President of Small Savings Corporation and Secretary with Khadi Board in the state.