Former Union minister Sukh Ram passes away

Veteran Congress leader and former Union minister Pandit Sukh Ram have passed away. He was 94. Sukh Ram suffered a brain stroke in Manali on May 4, following which he was admitted to the regional hospital in Mandi. From there he was airlifted to Delhi on May 7 for better treatment. Sukh Ram was the Union Minister of State, Communications (Independent Charge) from 1993 to 1996.

He was a member of Lok Sabha from the Mandi constituency of Himachal Pradesh. He won the Vidhan Sabha elections five times and the Lok Sabha elections three times. In 2011, he was sentenced to five years of imprisonment for corruption when he was Communications Minister in 1996. Sukh Ram’s son Anil Sharma is a BJP MLA from Mandi.

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