Former Prime Minister VP Singh Passed Away

The former prime Minister of India, Vishwanath Pratap Singh, more popularly known as VP Singh has passed away. Vp Singh, who was suffering from Kidney problem for a long time died in New delhi's Appollo hospital on Thursday, November 27, 2008.

V P Singh is credit with having formed first non-Congress coalition government at the Centre dethroning Rajiv Gandhi-led Congress government in the 1989 elections.

V P Singh was battling blood cancer for 18 years and suffering from renal failure. The 77-year-old Singh was also known as 'Raja of Manda', breathed his last at the Apollo Hospital at 2.45 PM. Singh has left behind his wife Sita Kumari and his 2 sons Ajeya Singh and Abhay Singh.

New Delhi, Nov 27: Former Prime minister Vishwanath Pratap Singh passed away here in New Delhi following a prolonged ailment. He was 77.

Born on 25 June 1931, V. P. Singh entered local politics in Allahabad during the Nehru era and soon made a name for himself in the state Congress Party for his unfailing rectitude.

Singh was popular for his unrelenting emphasis on implementing the recommendations of Mandal commission. - Agencies

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