Mukund Rai, the older brother of Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, passed away at a hospital in Delhi on Wednesday.

The 78-year-old had been ailing for a long time.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expressed his condolences to Mr. Yadav. Lok Janshakti Party leader Ram Vilas Paswan also expressed his grief on Mr. Rai’s demise.