Una, Apr 11 (UNI) Former minister and senior BJP leader Thakur Des Raj today breathed his last at his ancestral village Basdehra near Mehatpur in Una block.
Raj was elected to the state Assembly from Una assembly segment three times in 1977, 1982 and 1990 and held the portfolio of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj in the Shanta Kumar-led government in 1990.
Known to be a simple and honest politician, Raj had been unwell for the last many months.
His body was consigned to flames at the Bhabour Sahib crematorium. District BJP President and Kutlehar MLA Virender Kanwar, Una MLA Satpal Singh and former minister Parveen Sharma attended the funeral ceremony besides hundreds of locals.
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