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BJP MP Hukum Singh passes away at 79

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    BJP MP Hukum Singh passed away on Saturday at Noida's JP Hospital, news agency ANI has reported. He was 79.

    BJP MP Hukum Singh

    The Kairana MP was suffering from breathing problems, and had been receiving medical treatment for a month.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled his death and recalled the "great diligence" with which he served the people of Uttar Pradesh.

    In his condolence message, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Anguished by the demise of MP and veteran leader from Uttar Pradesh, Shri Hukum Singh Ji."

    "He served the people of UP with great diligence and worked for the welfare of farmers. My thoughts are with his family and supporters in this hour of grief," Modi tweeted.

    Singh was born in 1938. He served as a member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly for seven terms. He had also been part of the Cabinet in Uttar Pradesh under both leading national parties - BJP and Congress.

    He was a law graduate from Allahabad University. He had cracked PCS (J) exam back in 1963, but decided to not become a judicial officer. Mr Singh joined Indian Army as a Commissioned Officer after 1962 Indo-China war. He served as Captain in 1965 Pakistan war.

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