Sushil Modi, former Bihar deputy CM, passes away at 72 | India News

Sushil Modi, former Bihar deputy CM, passes away at 72 | India News

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NEW DELHI: Former Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi passed away on Monday at the age of 72. He was battling cancer.

Sushil Modi, who served as finance minister of Bihar from 2005-2013 and from 2017-2020, was a lifelong member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Modi had announced in April that he would not be able to contribute in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections since he was suffering from cancer for the last six months.

“The BJP family is deeply saddened by the news of the demise of former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar and former Rajya Sabha MP Shri Sushil Kumar Modi.We have lost a great warrior. This loss can never be compensated. This is an irreparable loss for Bihar and the entire BJP family. Om peace peace!” BJP tweeted.

Grieving over the loss, home minister Amit Shah said that Modi’s passing would leave a void in Bihar politics that would not be filled for a long time. “I am saddened by the news of the demise of our senior leader Sushil Kumar Modi ji. Today Bihar has lost a great pioneer of politics forever. From ABVP to BJP, Sushil ji has adorned many important positions in the organization and government. His politics was dedicated to the interests of the poor and the backward. The void that has emerged in Bihar politics due to his demise cannot be filled for a long time. In this hour of grief, the entire BJP stands with his bereaved family. May God give a place to the departed soul in his lotus feet. Om Shanti Shanti,” tweeted Shah.

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Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath wrote on X, “He served the country and society throughout his life. His struggle will always serve as an inspiration for workers. I pray to Lord Shri Ram to give a place to the departed soul in his lotus feet and give strength to the bereaved family to bear this immense sorrow.”

Calling him a friend and a brother, Lalu Prasad Yadav also paid tribute to Modi.

Calling him a hardworking leader, Tejashwi Yadav said, “I am extremely saddened to hear the news of the untimely demise of the former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar, our guardian, struggling and hardworking leader respected Shri Sushil Kumar Modi ji. May God grant a place to the departed soul in his lotus feet and provide strength to the family and well-wishers in this hour of grief. Om Shanti Om.”

“Senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party and former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Shri Sushil Modi ji is no more among us. This is an irreparable loss for the entire BJP organization family as well as countless workers like me. He will always be remembered for his organization skills, administrative understanding and his deep knowledge on social political issues. May God grant eternal peace to the departed soul and give strength to the family in this hour of grief,” Vijay Kumar Sinha wrote on X.


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