Former Union Minister Dilip Singh Judeo dies at 64

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Former Union Minister Dilip Singh Judeo dies at 64

File picture of BJP leader Dilip Singh Judeo

Raipur:  Dilip Singh Judeo, BJP leader and MP from Bilaspur parliamentary constituency in Chhattisgarh died on Wednesday at Medanta Hospital Gurgaon.

The former Union Minister was being treated for liver and kidney infection. His condition became critical yesterday morning.

He was 64 and is survived by his wife and two sons.

He was born in the Jashpur royal family March 8, 1949 and started his political career in 1978 when he became chairman of Jashpur Nagarpalika.

In 1988, he won the by-poll from Kharasia assembly seat. He was elected a Lok Sabha member in 1989. He also served as Minister of State for Environment and Forests in Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.

From 1992 to 1998, he was a Rajya Sabha member from Chhattisgarh.

Expressing grief over Mr Judeo's demise, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh said he was a popular, dedicated and active public representative.

Former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi termed his death "a great loss for the state". Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee president Charandas Mahant said he has "lost a great friend".

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