New Delhi , October 8 : Union Minister and founder leader of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), Ram Vilas Paswan passed away tonight following illness.
He was 74.
Chirag Paswan, MP, paid condolences to his father. "Papa, you are no more in this world now but I know that wherever you are, you are with me. Miss you Papa," Chirag Paswan said in a tweet.
Ram Vilas Paswan was Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in the Narendra Modi government. He was also a minister in the previous NDA government.
He had undergone heart surgery in a Delhi hospital.
Paswan was first elected to the Lok Sabha in 1977 on a Janata Party ticket from Hajipur in Bihar.