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Rajya Sabha MP from Uttarakhand Manorama Dobriyal Sharma died

Feb 19, 2015 18:46 IST

Manorama Dobriyal Sharma died at a private hospital in Gurgaon, Haryana on 17 February 2015 due to multiple organ failure. She was 60. She was the Member of Parliament (MP) in Rajya Sabha from Uttarakhand and Congress Party leader.

The Chief Minister of Uttrakhand, Harish Rawat declared three-day state mourning following her death. Her last rites were performed at Lakhibagh in Dehradun.

She was elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha in November 2014 on Congress Party ticket, thus becoming the first woman member of the Upper House from Uttrakhand.

She was the President of women unit of Congress Party in Uttarakhand and was also the mayor of Dehradun. During her mayorship, she had successfully organized International Council of Mayors which shows her organizational capability besides her participation in mass movements.

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