Today, ex-Union Minister Captain Jai Narain Prasad died at a hospital, after his prolonged illness, reports a family source.
88-years-old Mr. Nishad was a former MP and was undergoing medical aid at the Max Hospital in South Delhi’s Saket, where he took his last breath, they added.
With a Twitter post, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condoled his death.
PM Modi tweets, “Saddened by the demise of Captain Jai Narain Prasad Nishad Ji. He served our nation with great diligence. Captain Nishad’s efforts for the progress of Bihar were noteworthy. His work towards empowering the poor will always be remembered. Condolences to his family and supporters.”
A hospital source reports that “the former minister died today and the body was handed over to the family at around 1 pm.”
Jai Narain Prasad was a Member of Parliament from Bihar’s Muzaffarpur Constituency and his son, Ajay Nishad is a currently lawmaker.