Prime News, Nation, (New Delhi), August 7:-Close aide of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and Senior Congress leader R K Dhawan on Monday passed away in Delhi at the age of 81.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that the demise of senior leader R K Dhawan has left a deep void in the party.
Gandhi took to Twitter to express his grief over the incident. “The passing away of Shri RK Dhawan ji, who I have known since childhood, leaves a deep void in the Congress family of which he was an important, senior member – loved, respected and admired by all. My condolences go out to his friends and his family in their time of grief,” Gandhi said.
On Monday 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.
-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)