Former Union minister Mohammed Taslimuddin Dies, Aged 74

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Chennai: Former Union minister and senior Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Mohammed Taslimuddin died on Sunday. He was 74. , Mohammad Taslimuddin died at a hospital in Chennai today, he was a veteran Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and party MP from Araria Lok Sabha seat. He is survived by his wife, three sons and two daughters.

He died due to breathing problem, the MP’s son Sarfaraz Alam, who is also an MLA.On August 24, the RJD MP was admitted to the hospital after he suddenly developed breathing problem.He had gone to Chennai in connection with a parliamentary committee meeting.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expressed his grief over the death of Taslimuddin.

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Taslimuddin, who was a prominent Muslim leader hailing from Seemanchal area in Bihar, has been an eight-time MLA besides being a five-time MP. He also served as union minister of state for home in the past.

Taslimuddin started his political career as a sarpanch.