Former Union Minister Devendra Prasad Yadav passes away
Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader from Bihar, Devendra Prasad Yadav, died at a hospital here last night due to a heart ailment.delhi Updated: Aug 12, 2013 11:02 IST
Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader from Bihar, Devendra Prasad Yadav, died at a hospital here last night due to a heart ailment.
76-year-old Yadav was admitted to a city hospital on June 22 after he suffered some cardiac problems. He is survived by four daughters and two sons.
Yadav was a three-time Member of Parliament from Munger parliamentary seat of Bihar and had served as Minister of State for Education between 1971-77 in Indira Gandhi's cabinet.
He was also a member of the Congress Working Committee, the apex decision making body of the party, during Rajiv Gandhi's tenure.
Yadav was a member of the AICC committee on economic policy and earlier served as the chairman of IFFCO as well as of Central School Organisation.
A post graduate in Science from Bihar University in Ranchi, Yadav had served as a professor and junior scientist before joining politics.
Closely linked with various academic and research organisations, the Congress leader had written a number of books including "Grassroot Planning", "Dynamics of Development" and "Uranium and Beyond".
His last rights will be held in his home town Munger, Yadav's elder son, Shubhendu said.
First Published: Aug 12, 2013 10:59 IST