26/01/2017 6:41 PM IST | Updated 26/01/2017 6:42 PM IST

Former BJP Rajya Sabha Member Ramdas Agarwal Passes Away

He was 80 years old.

Vinay Joshi / Reuters

JAIPUR -- Veteran BJP leader and former Rajya Sabha member Ramdas Agarwal passed away here on Thursday following prolonged illness. He was 80.

He is survived by wife and three sons.

Besides a two-time national Treasurer, Agarwal was also the Rajasthan BJP president for several years.

Condoling his death, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted:

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah also condoled Agarwal's demise.

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