Former Haryana governor and ex-speaker of the Bihar Legislative Assembly Dhanik Lal Mandal died at the age of 90 in Chandigarh.
Haryana Governor Bandaru Dattatreya and Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar paid tribute to Mr Mandal, who died on Sunday.
“Deeply saddened by the passing of the former governor of Haryana, Shri Dhanik Lal Mandal ji. My sincere condolences to the bereaved family, friends and admirers! May God grant eternal peace to the departed soul. Om Shanti,” Mr. Dattatreya tweeted.
Chief Minister Khattar said Mr Mandal will always be remembered as a capable politician, administrator and social worker.
“It is very sad to hear that the former governor of Haryana, Shri Dhanik Lal Mandal ji, has passed away,” Khattar said in a tweet in Hindi.
Mr Mandal was governor of Haryana from 1990 to 1995.
In a tweet, Bihar’s chief minister, Nitish Kumar, also expressed condolences on the demise of the socialist leader, who was also a former chairman of the Bihar Legislative Assembly.
Mr Kumar described Mr Mandal’s death as an irreparable loss to society and Indian politics and a personal loss to him.
Mandal’s last rites will be performed with state honour, Kumar said.
Born on March 30, 1932 in Belha in Madhubani in Bihar, Mr. Mandal was elected a member of the Bihar Assembly three times in 1967, 1969 and 1972. He was the President of the Bihar Assembly in 1967.
Mr Mandal was elected a member of the Lok Sabha in 1977 and was Minister of State for Home Affairs until January 1980. He was elected a member of the Lok Sabha for the second time in 1980.
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