Union Minister and LJP founder Ram Vilas Paswan dies

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New Delhi, October 8: The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) founder and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan died on Thursday night at the age of 75.

He was admitted for treatment in a private hospital here for the last few days. Recently he had a heart operation.

Paswan’s son and LJP president Chirag Paswan confirmed the death of his father over microblogging site Twitter.

Ram Vilas Paswan was the Minister of Public Distribution, Food and Consumer Affairs in the Modi government at the Centre.

He was born on July 5, 1946 in Khagaria, Bihar. He was a member of the Lok Sabha eight times and a minister of various ministries in the central government. Presently, he was a member of Rajya Sabha and Minister of Public Distribution, Food and Consumer Affairs.

Paswan is followed by his wife Reena, son Chirag Paswan and a daughter. Reena Paswan is his second wife. He married Reena after divorcing his first wife. He has two daughters from the first wife, who are married.

This is a big loss for LJP due to his death during the Bihar assembly elections.