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Veteran union leader Jagdish Nag passes away

He was the vice-president of the RMS for 35 years, between 1956 and 1991, after which he was made president.

india Updated: Jan 11, 2006 13:51 IST

Jagdish Nag, a veteran trade union leader and the president of the Rourkela Mazdoor Sangh, passed away on Wednesday after protracted illness.

Nag, 81, was a bachelor.

He had been thevice-president of the RMS for 35 years, between 1956 and 1991, after which he was madepresident.

Bedridden for the last two years, Nag lived in the RMS union office in the civil township.

The last rites are to beperformed at Vedvyas on Thursday after his relatives arrive.

Hundreds of workers visited the RMS office to pay their last respects to the departed leader.

First Published: Jan 11, 2006 13:51 IST