76-year-old Yadav was admitted to a hospital in New Delhi on June 22 after he suffered some cardiac problems and he died of a heart attack on Sunday night.

Yadav (76) was an able parliamentarian and hardworking politician who dedicated his life for development of Munger parliamentary constituency which he represented for three terms, Kumar said in a condolence message.

Former Union Minister Devendra Prasad Yadav passes away
DP Yadav was a three-time Member of Parliament from Munger constituency 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 also 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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