Congress district committee president Darshan Singh on Monday collapsed after a massive heart attack during a Jan Akrosh rally in Gwalior and died later in a private hospital.
Singh, 54, had led the protest march a little more than one kilometer when he suffered the cardiac arrest. He was rushed to Global Hospital where he breathed his last at 2.20 pm.
Congress leader and vice president of Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) Ashok Singh said doctors did their best but it was of no avail. “He (Darshan) was sweating abnormally… We could see that he was not keeping well.”
A product of Shyam Lal Pandviya college, Darshan Singh had joined the Congress as a youth leader and started his political journey as president of college students union. He was also the district youth Congress president in 1997 to 98. He leaves behind wife Kishori and sons Nitendra and Vivek Singh.
In the evening, former Union minister and senior leader Jyotiraditya Scindia attended the funeral of Darshan Singh.