Former IIMC director and Planning Commission member Hiten Bhaya passes away

98-year-old Bhaya, who had been chairman of Hindustan Steel, was a member of the Planning Commission in the Rajiv Gandhi government.

Published: 31st January 2019 05:17 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st January 2019 05:37 PM   |  A+A-

Hiten Bhaya

Hiten Bhaya. (Facebook Photo)


NEW DELHI: Former Planning Commission member and ex-director of IIMC Hiten Bhaya passed away at his residence in south Delhi's Vasant Kunj on Thursday, a family member said.

Bhaya was 98. He passed away at his residence in the early hours of Thursday, Bhaya's son-in-law Ranjit Nair said. Bhaya was a member of the Planning Commission in the Rajiv Gandhi government and had also served as director of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) and chairman of Hindustan Steel.

An alumnus of Patna University, he is survived by his two daughters and a son. His wife had passed way in 2009.

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