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Rajya Sabha adjourns for one hour as mark of respect to departed sitting member

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu mentioned the death of AIADMK MP Mohammed John at the age of 72 years on March 23.

Published: 24th March 2021 10:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th March 2021 10:43 AM   |  A+A-

MPs at Rajya Sabha during the ongoing Budget Session of Parliament in New Delhi(YouTube Screengrab)

MPs at Rajya Sabha in New Delhi(YouTube Screengrab)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha proceedings were on Wednesday adjourned for one hour as a mark of respect to departed sitting MP A Mohammed John.

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu mentioned the death of the AIADMK MP at the age of 72 years on March 23.

Naidu described him as a very polite, very simple, duty-minded finest gentleman.

It is "very very sad," he remarked.

A social worker, John was elected to the Upper House on July 25, 2019.

It is "indeed saddening to lose a colleague so early," he said.

"In passing away of Shri A Mohammed John the country has lost a dedicated social worker and an able parliamentarian. We deeply mourn the death of Shri A Mohammed John," Naidu said.

Members stood in silence as a mark of respect to the memory of the departed.

Naidu thereafter adjourned the proceedings for one hour.



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