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Former Union minister Dilip Gandhi, who contracted COVID-19, dies

Gandhi had served as the Minister of State for Shipping in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led central government.

Published: 17th March 2021 10:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th March 2021 10:50 AM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

MUMBAI: BJP leader and former Union minister Dilip Gandhi died at a hospital in New Delhi on Wednesday, family sources said.

He was 69.

Gandhi had served as the Minister of State for Shipping in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led central government.

He recently tested positive for coronavirus and was undergoing treatment for multiple ailments, the sources said.

The BJP leader, who started his career as a corporator in late 80s, had won the Lok Sabha elections three times since 1999 from Ahmednagar in Maharashtra.

He was denied ticket in the 2019 general polls.



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