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Former Union Minister and Leader of Congress VC Shukla passed away

Vidya Charan Shukla, a former Union Minister and Congress veteran from Chhattisgarh, died on 11 June 2013 of multiple organ failure.

Jun 11, 2013 18:06 IST
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VC ShuklaVidya Charan Shukla, a former Union Minister and Congress veteran from Chhattisgarh, died on 11 June 2013 of multiple organ failure.

84 years old VC Shukla was battling with injuries in Gurgaon Hospital after a Maoist attack on group of Party leaders on 25 May 2013. He was shot three times during the Maoist trap of a convoy of cars carrying top Congress leaders of the state coming from a rally in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district.

VC Shukla is survived by wife and three daughters.

A Brief Insight into VC Shukla’s Career

• VC Shukla belonged to an old Congress family and was one of the famous Shukla brothers of undivided Madhya Pradesh. His father, Ravi Shankar Shukla, was the first Chief Minister of reorganised Madhya Pradesh.
• At 28 years of age he won his first Lok Sabha election.
• He was elected to the Lok Sabha nine times.
• He first became a minister in 1966, when he was 37 years old, in Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's cabinet.
•He held many important portfolios in his long career span which includes Communications, Home, Defence, Finance, Planning, Information & Broadcasting, Civil Supplies, External Affairs, Parliamentary Affairs and Water Resources.

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