Moradabad: Freedom fighter and former UP Minister Khyali Ram Bhagat on Tuesday passed away at the age of 95 after a prolonged illness in Moradabad.

Bhagat was an MLA in the first Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly in session from 1952 to 1957.

He is survived by his son, a grandson and two granddaughters. Bhagat, a veteran Congress leader, was involved in freedom movement from 1937 till Independence.

A three-time MLA, Bhagat also served as a UP cabinet Minister during Banarsi Das Gupta regime in 1979. He breathed his last in a local hospital on Tuesday evening, his son Umesh Kaushik said, adding that last rites will take place on Wednesday.


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