Former Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Modi passes away at 72

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New Delhi, 13th May: Senior BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP, Sushil Modi, died at Delhi’s All-India Institute of Medical Sciences on Monday evening. He was 72.

Sushil Modi was battling cancer and was admitted in the intensive care unit of AIIMS for the last one month.

He had opted out of the ongoing Lok Sabha Elections also on account of his health

Modi had served as Bihar Deputy Chief Minister for over 11 years across two stints — the first from November 2005 to June 2013, and then from July 2017 to December 2020 — stitching up a formidable combination with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of the JD(U).

In his three-decade career, he was also an MLA, an MLC, a member of the Lok Sabha, and a Rajya Sabha MP. He emerged from the 1974 JP Movement, along with the likes of Lalu and Nitish, and was known to be the most influential BJP leader since Bihar BJP’s founder Kailashpati Mishra.

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