Former Haryana minister and senior Congress leader Lachhman Dass Arora died in Sirsa after a prolonged illness today. He was 79.
Arora was born on October 13, 1932 at village Sangha, district Bhatinda. He was elected member of Haryana assembly five times in 1967, 1982, 1991, 2000 and 2005.
Chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda expressed grief over the former minister's demise.
In a condolence message here, the chief minister described Arora as a great social worker who worked to eradicate the social evils from the society, especially dowry system. He also strived to ameliorate the lot of the poor and the needy.
He said as a minister, Arora had held many important portfolios like technical education, tourism, sports, revenue, consolidation, rehabilitation, forest, home, local government, tourism and housing and industries, mines and geology and excise and taxation and urban development.
The CM conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the members of the bereaved family and prayed that the departed soul rest in peace.