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RJD MP Umashankar Singh passes away

Chapra: RJD MP from Maharjganj, Umashankar Singh died at All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on Thursday.

Suffering from lung infection, 72-year-old Singh was admitted at the AIIMS on January 18. MP's funeral will be held at his native village in Siwan on Friday.
 
Singh's body will be brought to Patna from New Delhi. Thereafter, his body will be taken to the State Assembly. Later, the body will be flown to his native village for final rites.

Five-time MLA, Umashankar Singh was elected MP from Maharajganj in 2009.

Born in village Renuwa of Siwan district of Bihar, Singh had been elected to the Assembly for the first time in 1977 from Maharajganj and served as MLA till 2005.

Former Bihar Janata Dal (U) chief switched over to RJD during the last general elections. Singh is survived by his wife and four sons.

(JPN/Bureau)

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