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Veteran BJP leader JP Mathur passes away

Veteran BJP leader J P Mathur died in New Delhi on Saturday morning after prolonged illness. He was 86.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2007 08:55 AM IST

Veteran BJP leader J P Mathur died in New Delhi on Saturday morning after prolonged illness. He was 86.

Mathur, who was ailing for sometime was hospitalised last week and breathed his last at 5:00 am at Ram Manohar Lohia hospital.

A bachelor, he is one of the founding members of the BJP and has been associated with the RSS since he joined the outfit as a pracharak in 1945.

Born on November 9, 1921 in Bijnaur district in Uttar Pradesh, he was a member of Rajya Sabha thrice and party's deputy leader in the upper house.

He has been associated with the party since Jansangh days. He will be cremated later on Saturday.

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