Staff Correspondent

SHIMLA: Mr. Krishen Dutt Sultanpuri, a veteran Congressman and presently Chairman of the 20-point programme died on Sunday.

Mr. Sultanpuri, a Dalit leader belonged to Solan district of the State and had represented the Shimla Parliamentary constituency for six terms.

Born on 20th April 1932 he was elected to the State Vidhan Sabha in 1972 and first time to Lok Sabha in 1980.

For a long time he remained as member of various Vidhan Sabha and Parliamentary Committees.

He was also the president of Pradesh Congress Committee Himachal Pradesh from 1985 to 1987.