President Patil condoles passing away of Assam Governor

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New Delhi, June 26 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil has condoled the passing away of the Governor of Assam, Shiv Charan Mathur, who died after prolonged illness at a hospital in New Delhi on Thursday evening.

In her message, the President said Mathur was closely associated with developmental activities at various levels in Rajasthan during his long public career.

He was always concerned about the welfare of the people in rural areas. In his passing away the nation has lost a personality who was always in touch with the grassroots of society

The 84 year-old Governor was suffering from acute heart and kidney ailments for the last several months.

He was first admitted to the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital and later shifted to the Escorts Hospital in New Delhi four days back.

After little recovery the Governor was released from hospital on thursday afternoon and taken to his Vasant Kunj residence in the capital. But he fell sick again and immediately brought to the nearby Fortis Hospital where he breathed his last at around 8.05. p.m.

A veteran Congress leader, two-time Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Shiv Charan Mathur, was sworn- in as the 20th Governor of Assam on the July 4 last year. (ANI)

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