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Veteran Congress leader RK Dhawan passes away

Former Union Minister and Indira Gandhi’s close confidant R. K. Dhawan died in New Delhi on Monday evening. He was 81.

Sources close to the family said Mr. Dhawan breathed his last at the B.L. Kapur Hospital around 7 p.m. He was admitted to the hospital last Tuesday for age-related ailments.

“Our homage to veteran Congress leader, Sh. R.K. Dhawan, who breathed his last today. His tireless spirit, immeasurable commitment & untiring dedication to the Congress ideals will always be remembered. RIP,” Congress’ communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala tweeted.

Mr. Dhawan was a Rajya Sabha member and a private secretary to Indira Gandhi for a long time.

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