Union Minister Ram Vilas Pasvan passes away, he was 74.

Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan, one of the most noted Dalit leaders in the country, passed away on Thursday evening. He was 74. His son Chirag Paswan took to Twitter to share the news of the father’s passing. The Union Minister had undergone a heart surgery on October 3 and had been in a critical condition. 

Union Minister Ram Vilas Pasvan passes away, he was 74.
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Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan, one of the most noted Dalit leaders in the country, passed away on Thursday evening. He was 74. His son Chirag Paswan took to Twitter to share the news of the father’s passing. The Union Minister had undergone a heart surgery on October 3 and had been in a critical condition. 

“Papa, now you are no longer in this world but I know wherever you are, you will always be with me. Miss you papa,” his son Chirag Paswan tweeted. 

Ram Vilas Paswan (74), who had been in active politics for more than five decades and was one of the country's most noted Dalit leaders, had been hospitalised for the last few weeks. He was operated upon at a private hospital in the national capital on October 4. He has long suffered from a heart condition, and family sources expressed confidence that he will soon return to good health.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, besides other senior leaders had spoken to Chirag Paswan to enquire about the health of his father. Earlier, Chirag Paswan thanked people for standing with him and his family in this hour of crisis.

An eight time MP, Ram Vilas Paswan was a member of the Rajya Sabha. He began his political career as a member of the Samyuktha Socialist Party and was elected as an MLA in the Bihar Assembly in 1969.