R L Bhatia
R L BhatiaFile photo

Former Kerala and Bihar Governor R L Bhatia passes away at 100

Chandigarh, May 15, 2021

R L Bhatia, a six-time Congress MP and former Union Minister, who also served as Governor of Kerala and Bihar, passed away in Amritsar on Saturday, his family members said.

A former Minister of State for External Affairs, Bhatia was 100 years old.

He represented the Amritsar parliamentary constituency six times from 1972, and was the Governor of Kerala from 2004 to 2008 and of Bihar from 2008 to 2009.

He was admitted to Fortis Hospital a day earlier after he complained of uneasiness.

Known for his impeccable image, Bhatia would have turned 101 on July 3.

MP Manish Tewari paid a visit to Bhatia at his residence in December last year to enquire about his well being along with Amritsar MP Gurjeet Aujla.

In a tweet after the meeting, Tewari wrote, "Spent some wonderful time in his company, marvelling at his memory and recollection of events, even at this age!"


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