Senior Congress chief and six-time MP from Amritsar Raghunandan Lal Bhatia handed away after a quick sickness, his relations mentioned on Saturday.
He was 100. Raghunandan Bhatia died at a personal hospital right here on Friday evening and he’s survived by his son Ramesh Bhatia, daughter Saroj Munjal and youthful brother J L Bhatia, they mentioned.
He was first elected to Lok Sabha in 1972 from the Amritsar parliamentary constituency, and once more re-elected from the identical seat within the 1980, 1985, 1992, 1996 and 1999 elections as a member of the Indian National Congress.
Raghunandan Bhatia had additionally served because the governor of Kerala from 2004 to 2008 and the governor of Bihar from 2008 to 2009. He had additionally served as minister of state for exterior affairs in 1992.
He, as a senior member of the Congress, held varied positions within the celebration, together with the put up of Punjab unit president and basic secretary.
Punjab Congress chief and MLA Raj Kumar Verka condoled Raghunandan Bhatia’s demise and mentioned he was the ‘Bhishma Pitamah’ of Indian politics.