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Ex—union minister Mohan Dharia dead

Former union minister and deputy chairman of Planning Commission Mohan Dharia passed away in a private hospital here following prolonged illness, a family friend said on Monday.

He was 89.

A lawyer by profession, two-time member of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, Dharia had been a prominent figure in the state and national politics.

He served as a minister of state under prime minister Indira Gandhi in 1971 but left the Congress after the imposition of the Emergency in 1975.IANS


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