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DP Tripathi, Senior NCP Leader And Former Lawmaker, Dies At 68 After Prolonged Illness

DP Tripathi, Senior NCP Leader And Former Lawmaker, Dies At 68

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Surabhi Pandey | Updated on: 02 Jan 2020, 11:32:32 AM
DP Tripathi, senior NCP leader and former lawmaker, dies at 68

DP Tripathi, senior NCP leader and former lawmaker, dies at 68 (Photo Credit: ANI/Twitter)

New Delhi:

Senior NCP leader and former lawmaker DP Tripathi died at 68 on Thursday. He breathed his last in New Delhi. The iconic orator was suffering from chronic illness. Tripathi rose to fame during his stint as an impressive student leader during his JNU days. He was the president of the JNU Student Union from 1975 to 1977. Later, he was appointed as a lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Allahabad University. He worked at the varsity from 1980 to 1988. He was elected as the Rajya Sabha member in 2012.

He also worked as Political Analyst and Strategy Planner with former Prime Minister late Shri Rajiv Gandhi, 1983-1991; participated in Paris Round Table on Globalization and Human Development, 1997; worked among Persons of Indian Origin and Non-Resident Indians in USA, Canada, UK Europe, Mauritius, South Africa to foster and promote the development of multi-racial and multi-cultural relations with India. Prior to joining the NCP, Tripathi was also associated with the Indian National Congress and the Communist Party of India (Marxist).  

Supriya Sule, senior NCP leader and daughter of NCP chief Sharad Pawar, expressed her anguish over Triptahi’s demise. “Deeply Saddened to hear about the demise of Shri.D.P Tripathi Ji. He was the General Secretary of @NCPspeaks, and a guide and mentor to all of us. We will miss his wise counsel and guidance which he had given us from the day NCP was established. May he rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers with his family members. Heartfelt Condolences,” Sule said on Twitter.

 

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First Published : 02 Jan 2020, 11:16:51 AM

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