Sushil Modi, former Bihar deputy CM, passes away at 72 | India News

NEW DELHI: Former Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi passed away on Monday at the age of 72. He was battling cancer.

Sushil Modi, who served as finance minister of Bihar from 2005-2013 and from 2017-2020, was a lifelong member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

“The BJP family is deeply saddened by the news of the demise of former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar and former Rajya Sabha MP Shri Sushil Kumar Modi.We have lost a great warrior. This loss can never be compensated. This is an irreparable loss for Bihar and the entire BJP family. Om peace peace!” BJP tweeted.

“Senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party and former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Shri Sushil Modi ji is no more among us. This is an irreparable loss for the entire BJP organization family as well as countless workers like me. He will always be remembered for his organization skills, administrative understanding and his deep knowledge on social political issues. May God grant eternal peace to the departed soul and give strength to the family in this hour of grief,” tweeted Vijay Kumar Sinha.

Modi had announced in April that he would not be able to contribute in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections since he was suffering from cancer for the last six months.

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