Lalu Prasad Yadav's Only Sister Dies of Shock (Photos Added)

Family members gather at Lalu's residence following the death of RJD chief's sister on Sunday.

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Patna: The elder and only sister of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President Lalu Prasad Yadav, Gangotri Devi, in her late '70s, died on Sunday morning a day after a CBI court in Jharkhand awarded him three and a half years imprisonment in the offshoot of the fodder scam.

Family members said Gangotri Devi died of shock after she heard about the fate of her brother.

"Our party president's sister went into shock after she heard about the news of her brother. She held a day-long fast to pray for lenient punishment for Lalu ji and remained restless throughout the night. She died on Sunday morning," said a RJD leader.

As reported, despite amassing wealth with many properties, both residential and commercial, Yadav's family kept her in the same peon quarter of the Bihar Veterinary College in Patna where the RJD chief used to live before breaking out in the political world of Bihar.

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's sister Gangotri Devi.Confirming the news of Gangotri Devi's death, Yadav's wife and former Chief Minister of Bihar Rabri Devi said her 'nanad' died of shock after hearing her brother was sentenced to three and a half years in prison.

Gangotri Devi had been in poor health for quite some time, family members said.

Meanwhile, the family is seeking parole for the RJD chief so he could attend the last rites of his sister.

"We have informed the death of my aunt to my father and are seeking parole for him so he could attend the funeral of his sister," Yadav's son and former Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav said. He, however, feared the formality involved in obtaining a bail might not allow him to attend the last rites of his sister.

Funeral is likely going to be held in Gopalganj district, the native village of Lalu Prasad Yadav.

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