Former union minister Santosh Mohan Dev passes away
Former union minister Santosh Mohan Dev on Wednesday died in his home town Silchar in Assam following kidney and other ailments at the age of 83. The Congress veteran was heavy industry minister in the United Progressive Alliance-I government led by former PM Manmohan Singh. Dev was first elected to the Parliament in 1980. Dev was one of the few politicians to be elected to Parliament from two different states.