Senior Congress leader Hans Raj Bhardwaj passes away

Hans Bhardwaj is survived by his wife, a son and two daughters

Hans Bhardwaj breathed his last at the Max Hospital, Saket, where he was admitted since Wednesday due to kidney-related issues. File photo: PTI

Former Law Minister and senior Congress leader Hans Raj Bhardwaj died after a cardiac arrest at a hospital here on Sunday (March 8) evening. He was 83.

Bhardwaj breathed his last at the Max Hospital, Saket, where he was admitted since Wednesday (March 4) due to kidney-related issues, his family said.

He will be cremated at the Nighambodh Ghat on Monday at 4 pm, his son Arun Bhardwaj said.

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He is survived by his wife, a son and two daughters.

BJP leader and incumbent minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday condoled the death of former law minister Hansraj Bhardwaj.

Prasad also recalled his association with the senior Congress leader in Parliament. “Deeply condole the sad demise of Shri Hansraj Bhardwaj who for long years served as the Law Minister of India. We were together in the Parliament. May his soul Rest In Peace,” Prasad tweeted.

(With inputs from agencies)

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