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In pics | MGNREGA architect Raghuvansh Prasad Singh dies at 74, tributes pour in

The 74-year-old Raghuvansh Prasad Singh was being treated at AIIMS Delhi reportedly for post-COVID complications. He had tested positive for the virus in June.

September 13, 2020 / 03:30 PM IST
Former Union Minister for Rural Development Raghuvansh Prasad Singh passed away on September 13 at AIIMS in Delhi. Singh was reportedly undergoing treatment at the hospital after developing post-COVID-19 complications. (Image: PTI)
Former Union Minister for Rural Development Raghuvansh Prasad Singh has died. The senior Bihar leader passed away at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, where he was reportedly being treated for post-COVID-19 complications. He was 74. (Image: PTI)
Singh, ex-Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader, was tested positive for coronavirus in June and was undergoing treatment at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Patna. Later he was tested negative after his second test report for coronavirus. He was admitted to AIIMS Delhi last week following post coronavirus complications. (Image: Twitter @iraghuvansh)
Singh, who recently resigned from the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), had tested positive for the coronavirus in June and was undergoing treatment at AIIMS in Patna. He recovered but last week admitted to AIIMS in Delhi following post coronavirus complications. (Image: Twitter @iraghuvansh)
Raghuvansh Prasad Singh was the Union Cabinet Minister for Rural Development in UPA-I of Manmohan Singh's government and is credited with conceptualization and implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), India’s biggest welfare scheme that aims to guarantee the right to work, and was often called the architect of MGNREGA. (Image: Twitter @iraghuvansh)
Part of the Manmohan Singh cabinet in the UPA-1 government, Singh is credited with conceptualising and implementing the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), India's biggest welfare scheme and one of the world biggest rural job plan that guarantees the right to work. (Image: Twitter @iraghuvansh)
A five-term parliamentarian from Bihar’s Vaishali constituency, started his political career when he was elected as an MLA and was subsequently made the energy minister of Bihar in the Karpoori Thakur cabinet. India pays tribute to the veteran Bihar political leader and remembers his contribution in Indian politics. (Image: Twitter @iraghuvansh)
A five-term parliamentarian from Bihar’s Vaishali, Singh started his political career when he was elected as an MLA and subsequently made the energy minister of Bihar in the Karpoori Thakur cabinet. The President, the Prime Minister and leaders across party lines paid tributes to the veteran Bihar leader. (Image: Twitter @iraghuvansh)
PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to former
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Singh's death had left a void in the country's and Bihar's political space. (Image: Twitter @ANI)
(Image: Twitter)
President Ram Nath Kovind also condoles the death of Raghuvansh Prasad. (Image: Twitter @rashtrapatibhvn)
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav condoles the death of Raghuvansh Prasad Singh. Singh was a close aide of Lalu Yadav and had resigned as RJD's vice-president in June. However, RJD chief has rejected the resignation of his close aide and former Union minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh. (Image: Twitter @laluprasadrjd)
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad mourned the passing away of his close aide of nearly 30 years. The RJD chief had recently rejected Singh's resignation, saying he was not going anywhere. (Image: Twitter @laluprasadrjd)
Home Minister Amit Shah condoled the demise of former Union Minister Raghuvansh Prasad and remembers his contribution in Indian politics. (Image: Twitter @AmitShah)
Home Minister Amit Shah condoled the death of Singh and said he would be remembered for serving the poor and the deprived. (Image: Twitter @AmitShah)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, too, offered his condolences. Recalling his recent meeting with the senior leader at AIIMS in Delhi, the former Bihar deputy chief minister said Singh was one the few people who inspired him after his father was jailed. (Image: Twitter @yadavtejashwi)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, too, offered his condolences. Recalling his recent meeting with the senior leader at AIIMS in Delhi, the former Bihar deputy chief minister said Singh was one the few people who inspired him after his father was jailed. (Image: Twitter @yadavtejashwi)
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