Socialist leader Surendra Mohan passes away

New Delhi, Dec 17: Veteran socialist leader and socialist Janata Party president Surendra Mohan died at his residence here this morning due to a cardiac arrest.

Mohan, 84, was a former Rajya Sabha MP from Janata Party, serving in the Upper House from 1978 to 1984.

A renowned socialist thinker and activist, he was also a former chairman of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC).

Mohan is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter. The cremation will be held at Nigam Bodh Ghat this afternoon, his family said.

Surendra Mohan

M.A.; son of Shri Rali Ram; Born on December 4, 1926; m. Shrimati Manju, 1 s. and 2 d.; Member, Rajya Sabha, 3-4-1978 to 2-4-1984; General Secretary, (i) Socialist Party, 1976-77 and (ii) Janata Party, 1977 and 1979-81; Joint Secretary, (i) P.S.P., 1965-71 and (ii) Socialist Party,1971-72; Died. Obit. on 17-12-2010.

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