New Delhi: Former Union Minister Captain Jai Narayan Prasad Nishad died at the age of 88 years. He had represented the Muzaffarpur parliamentary constituency in Lok Sabha. He was the member of Bhartiya Janata Party.
He was being treated in Delhi at Max Hospital. Due to his illness, he decided not to contest in 2014. Before BJP, Nishad was also part of JDU and RJD.
Nishad had changed his political parties several times but was elected Member of Parliament five times consecutively from Muzaffarpur constituency. He was Union Minister of State between 1996 to 1998 in the parliament.
In April 2008, he was a member of BJP and disqualified from Rajya Sabha by the Vice President of India under Anti-Defection Law.
His son Ajay Nishad told media on Monday that his final cremation will take place on Tuesday on the bank of holy river Ganga at Hajipur.
Several leaders including former Chief Minister of Bihar Jitan Ram Manjhi have condoled his death and said that it was a major loss for the deprived segment of society and it has caused irreparable damage.
Bihar Congress President Madan Mohan Jha has mourned his death on Twitter.
पूर्व केंद्रीय मंत्री कैप्टन जयनारायण प्रसाद निषाद जी के निधन पर शोक प्रकट करते हुए ईश्वर से उनकी आत्मा के शांति के लिए प्रार्थना करता हूँ।
— Dr. Madan Mohan Jha (@DrMadanMohanJha) December 24, 2018