Rajya Sabha was today adjourned for the day as a mark of respect to Laxminarayan Sharma, a sitting member of the House who died last week.
When the House met for the day, Chairman Hamid Ansari mentioned the passing away of Sharma on October 17 at the age of 75.
Born in September 1933 at Karondia village in Bhopal district in Madhya Pradesh, Sharma had his education from Vikram University, Ujjain and was an agriculturalist by vocation. He began his legislative career in 1967 and was a member of Madhya Pradesh Assembly for 35 years.
He was a member of the Upper House from Madhya Pradesh since 2004.
"In passing away of Sharma, the country has lost a veteran parliamentarian and administrator and a noted social worker. We deeply mourn the passing away of Sharma," Ansari said.
The House observed a minute's silence as a mark of respect to the departed soul before adjourning for the day.