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Rajasthan BJP leader Digambar Singh passes away at 66

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 27 Oct 2017 10:00 AM GMT

Rajasthan BJP leader Digambar Singh passes away at 66
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Jaipur: Digambar Singh, a senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader in Rajasthan, died in a private hospital here on Friday morning. He was 66.

Singh was suffering from cancer.

A prominent Jat community leader, Singh was a minister during Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's first tenure (2003-08).

He was admitted to the Eternal Hospital on October 18, a doctor stated.

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Chief Minister Raje said: "Digambar Singhji was an integral part of the BJP family and his death is an irreparable loss for me and for the entire BJP family."

Former Chief Minister and Congress leader Ashok Gehlot expressed his "heartfelt condolences" and said: "May his soul rest in peace."

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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