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Congress leader, former Union Minister Buta Singh dies at 86
Hailing from Jalandhar, Buta Singh had joined the Congress in 1960s during Nehru's time. He served in several positions in the party and the Government. The Sikh Dalit leader had been in coma since last October. He died in AIIMS Delhi on Saturday morning.

NEW DELHI, Jan 2: Congress leader and former Union Minister Buta Singh (86) died on Saturday morning at the AIIMS in Delhi. He had been in coma since last October. He is survived by a daughter and two sons.

His death was announced by his son Arvinder Singh Lovely Sidhu on Facebook: "My father, Buta Singh, passed away today morning. May Waheguru bless his soul."

"Shri Buta Singh Ji was an experienced administrator and effective voice for the welfare of the poor as well as downtrodden. Saddened by his passing away. My condolences to his family and supporters," Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted.

Hailing from Jalandhar, he was elected to Parliament in 1962. He was Home Minister in Rajiv Gandhi's Government from 1986 to 1989. He also served as Governor in Bengal and Bihar. A prominent Dalit leader in the Congress, he was also president of the Scheduled Caste Commission.

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