Fomer Union minister Purushottam Lal Kaushik passed away

On 5th October 2017, Former Union minister and socialist leader Purushottam Lal Kaushik died in Chhattisgarh’s Mahasamund district. Purushottam Lal Kaushik was 87 years old. He died at his residence in Mahasamund town due to age-related ailments. He was born on September 24, 1930 in Mahasamund. He had obtained his LLB degree from the Nagpur University in 1954. He had served as tourism and civil aviation minister during 1977- 1979. He headed the Information and Broadcasting Ministry during July 1979-January 1980. He was elected as an MLA from Mahasamund seat in 1972 to the Madhya Pradesh Assembly and as an MP from Raipur in the year 1977 and from Durg in 1989.