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Digvijaya Singh's Daughter Karnieka Kumari Dies Of Cancer

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - MARCH 21: Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh speaks to media during a Parliament budgeting session at Parliament House on March 21, 2012 in New Delhi, India. The Lok Saba was adjourned following an uproar from opposition parties over fresh estimates by the Planning Commission which peg the poverty line in rural areas to 22.40 per day and for urban areas to 28.40 per day. (Photo by Sonu Mehta / Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- Karnieka Kumari, daughter of Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijaya Singh passed away on Friday morning after battling cancer.

Karnieka breathed her last at around 5.15 a.m. at Max Hospital, Saket. Her body will be taken to Ahmedabad, where her in-laws reside, by flight at 10.30 a.m.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi are expected to visit Digvijaya Singh's residence.

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