Daulat Ram Saran passes away

Veteran Jat leader and former Union Minister Daulatram Saran passed away at a hospital here following brief illness, today. Saran was 87 of was admitted to a hospital here three days ago where he breathed his last this morning. He is survived by two sons and four daughters. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, ruling Congress State President Chandrabhan, BJP State President Arun Chaturvedi and several other dignitaries went to his residence here to condole the death and console the family.
The 87-year-old Jat leader, hailing from Sardarshahr in Churu was the Union Urban Development Minister in Chandra Shekhar's government . He was also the Agriculture Minister in 1957 in the Rajasthan government. He won the Assembly elections in 1957 and 1962 as a Congress candidate and as an Independent candidate in 1967 elections. He became the Member of Parliament in 1977, 1980 and 1989.