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Ex-PM VP Singh passes away

November 27, 2008 15:58 IST
Last Updated: November 28, 2008 18:36 IST

Former Prime Minister V P Singh [Images], who formed a non-Congress coalition government at the Centre dethroning Rajiv Gandhi-led Congress in the 1989 elections, died in New Delhi [Images] on Thursday after prolonged illness.

Battling blood cancer since 1991 and suffering from renal failure, 77-year-old Singh, also known as 'Raja of Manda', breathed his last at the Apollo Hospital in Delhi in the afternoon, his close associate Wasim Ahmad said. 

"The end came at 1445 hrs," an Apollo Hospital spokesperson said.

Singh is survived by his wife Sita Kumari and two sons Ajeya Singh and Abhay Singh.

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