BJP Leader Suraj Nandan Kushwaha Passes Away

CM Nitish Kumar paying respect to BJP leader Suraj Nandan Kushwaha who passed away on late Friday night in Patna.

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Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday visited the home of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Suraj Nandan Kushwaha who passed away late Friday night following a massive heart attack.

Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday visited the home of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Suraj Nandan Kushwaha who passed away late Friday night following a massive heart attack.

Kumar, after hearing the news of the passing away of Kushwaha, arrived his residence near Bazaar Samiti at 8:00 am where he tried to console the grieving family members.

As reported, Kushwaha returned to his home around 11:00 pm on Friday after attending the reception of the daughter of one of his friends.

Suraj Nandan Kushwaha.Suraj Nandan Kushwaha.Around 2:00 am, he woke up and complained up severe pain the chest and left side of his back. He woke up his family members and asked them to take him to a hospital. He was brought to the Sai Hospital but he was pronounced dead on arrival. Still not convinced, family members took him to the Magadh Hospital where once again doctors declared him dead.

Besides his wife and other family members, Kushwaha leaves behind a son and a daughter.

Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, senior BJP leaders including Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Nand Kishore Yadav, Prem Kumar, Mangal Pandey, Vijay Kumar Sinha, Nitin Navin, Arun Kumar Sinha, Ranvir Nandan, Rana Randhir Singh and a number of Janata Dal – U leaders also visited the home of Kushwaha where they paid floral tribute to the departed soul.

Both Chief Minister and Governor Lalji Tandon described Kushwaha as a great social leader whose death, they said, had left a big vacuum in the state's political corridors.

"It was Suraj Nandan Kushwaha who had begun the tradition of observing the birth anniversary of King Ashok that was later made into an official holiday by the Bihar government," Kumar said.

Kushwaha's body was brought to the Bihar Legislative Council where leaders cutting across party line paid respect to him.

He was later cremated at the Gulbi Ghat in the evening.

Kushwaha's tenure as a member of the legislative council was to expire in 2020.

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