Veteran Congress leader R K Dhawan passes away

New Delhi, PTI | Updated : 06 August 2018, 09:23 PM
Veteran Congress leader R K Dhawan passes away (Photo: Twitter)
Veteran Congress leader R K Dhawan passes away (Photo: Twitter)

Former Union minister and Indira Gandhi’s close confidant R K Dhawan died here on Monday evening at a local hospital. He was 81.

He breathed his last at the B L Kapur hospital around 7 pm, sources close to the family said.

Dhawan was admitted to the hospital last Tuesday for age-related ailments.

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“Our homage to veteran Congress leader, Sh. R.K.Dhawan, who breathed his last today. His tireless spirit, immeasurable commitment & untiring dedication to the Congress ideals will always be remembered. RIP,” Congress’ communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala tweeted.

Rajinder Kumar Dhawan was a Rajya Sabha member and a private secretary to Indira Gandhi for a long time.

First Published: Monday, August 06, 2018 09:16 PM

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