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VC Shukla dies from injuries in Naxal attack

Veteran Congress leader Vidya Charan Shukla today died of the injuries he had suffered in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh on May 25. Shukla was a minister in late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's cabinet also held several union ministries. VC Shukla: The man who banned Kishore Kumar

delhi Updated: Jun 12, 2013 01:04 IST
Himabindu Reddy & Agencies
VC SHUKLA,chhattisgarh attack,maoist attack

Former Union Minister and Congress veteran V C Shukla, who suffered bullet injuries in the deadly may 25 Naxal attack that eliminated Chhattisgarh party leadership, died Tuesday at 2.38 pm at Medanta Medicity Hospital after developing multi-organ failure.

“His condition was very critical and had been on dialysis throughout,” said Dr Yatin Mehta, chairperson of the institute of critical care and anesthesiology at the hospital.

Shukla’s body will be airlifted to Raipur where it will be kept at the Chattisgarh Pradesh Congress Bhavan on Wednesday for people to pay their last respects, said a party worker.

Chhattisgarh declared a three-day state mourning as a mark of respect for Shukla whose death was condoled by President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi and other leaders.

VC Shukla: The man who banned Kishore Kumar

First Published: Jun 11, 2013 15:18 IST