Former Union Minister and Senior Congress leader Santosh Mohan Dev passed away on Wednesday morning in Silchar, Assam.
It was reported that the leader was suffering from kidney and other ailments.
The Congress leader Santosh Mohan Dev was the Heavy Industry Minister in the UPA-I led government in which senior Congress leader Manmohan Singh was serving as Prime Minister.
Santosh Mohan Dev’s daughter Sushmita wrote on Twitter, “Nothing could have prepared me for this moment. I lost him at 6.06am today. Thank you, everyone for your prayers, your love for him”.
While, Prime Minister Narendra Modi moved to twitter to console over Dev’s death and wrote, “Saddened by the passing away of Santosh Mohan Dev. He was a veteran political leader who worked extensively for welfare of people”.