R. K. Dhawan
R. K. Dhawan

Senior Congress leader RK Dhawan passes away

ANI | Updated: Aug 06, 2018 22:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Aug. 06 (ANI): Senior Congress leader R. K. Dhawan on Monday passed away in Delhi at the age of 81.
Soon after, the Congress Party through its official Twitter handle posted a condolence message for Dhawan's family.
"We are saddened to hear about the passing away of RK Dhawan, a valued member of the Congress party. Our thought and prayers are with his family tonight," the tweet read.
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala too expressed condolence and lauded the immeasurable commitment and untiring dedication of Dhawan towards the party.
"Our homage to veteran Congress leader, Sh. R.K.Dhawan, who breathed his last today. His tireless spirit, immeasurable commitment and untiring dedication to the Congress ideals will always be remembered. RIP," Surjewala tweeted.
According to media reports, Dhawan worked as the personal secretary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi from 1962 to 1984 and reportedly shared cordial relations with the Gandhi family.
Dhawan was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 1990 and served on various parliamentary committees as well. (ANI)