Jagannath Mishra, the former Chief Minister of Bihar, passed away on the 19th of August, in Delhi.
Mr. Mishra was suffering from prolonged illness and was undergoing treatment for cancer since a long time at a Delhi hospital.
Nitish Kumar, the Chief Minister of Bihar, confirmed the news of his demise and said, “He was an acclaimed political leader and educationist. His death has caused an irreparable loss not just to Bihar but the entire Country.”
Nitish Kumar also announced a three day state mourning in Bihar.
Jagannath Mishra, 82 years old, served as the Chief Minister of Bihar thrice. He was also a Union Minister during the Government of the Indian National Congress (INC.)
Mr. Mishra was popularly known as ‘Maulana’ due to his close relations with the Muslim community in the State, after he declared Urdu as a second language in Bihar. He was one of the most prominent leaders of the INC in the early 1980s.
The last rites of Jagannath Mishra will be performed with full state honours in Bihar.
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