Congress veteran Santosh Mohan Dev cremated with full state honour
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Veteran Congress leader and former union minister Santosh Mohan Dev’s last rites were performed today with full state honour. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was also present to lend his support to the great leader.
Dev’s four daughters performed the last rites amidst the sound of gun salutes. His wife. Former MLA Bithika was also present as the family bid him the last farewell.
Rahul, in a media statement had described Dev as “a great leader whose death was a loss to the country. I deeply condole his death”.
Chief Minister Sarbnanda Sonowal had announced a local holiday today in the three Barak Valley districts in honour of the departed soul. PWD Minister Parimal Suklabaidhya and state assembly Deputy Speaker Dilip Kumar Paul were also present during the cremation.
Dev passed away at a hospital here in Silchar yesterday following kidney and other ailments at the age of 83.