Bihar: JD(U) minority cell in charge Tanvir Ahmed dies of Covid
Patna/UNI: Bihar Legislative Council Member (MLC) and JD(U)'s minority cell in charge Tanvir Akhtar died due to coronavirus infection here today.
Mr Akhtar was undergoing treatment for the infection at Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) where he breathed his last.
Bihar Legislative Council Chairman Awadhesh Narayan Singh in his condolence message said that Mr Akhtar, who was elected MLC from Bihar assembly constituency in 2016 began his political career from his student life in Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Mr Singh said that Mr Akhtar was a kind hearted person who was popular for his good behaviour among his colleagues. His funeral will be held with full state honours.
Expressing deep sorrow over Mr Akhtar's demise, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced state funeral to the departed soul. In his condolence message Mr Kumar said that whe was a popular social leader.
BJP MLC and state General Secretary of the party Devesh Kumar in his condolence message recalled his association with Mr Akhtar in Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Leader of opposition in the state assembly Tejasvi Prasad Yadav, former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi, former Health Minister Tej Pratap Yadav and RJD Rajya Sabha MP Misa Bharti also expressed their deep sorrow over the death of Mr Akhtar.