Former Union Minister Punjala Shiv Shankar passes away
Former Union Minister Punjala Shiv Shankar passes away Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Punjala Shiv Shankar passed away on Monday in Hyderabad after fighting a long battle (लड़ाई) of illness. Many political leaders expressed their condolences(संवेदना) over the demise (मृत्यु) of Shiv Shankar. Born on August 10, 1929, Shiv Shankar served as the Governor of Kerala and Sikkim. Shiv Shankar also contested in 1998 General elections from Tenali constituency. Entering politics after being elected into Lok Sabha, he was also included in Rajya Sabha and the Union Cabinet.
Having served (सेवा की) as the Minister of External Affairs and Minister of Human Resource Development, deputy chairman of Planning Commission and Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha, Shiv Shankar quit Congress in 2004 and joined Praja Rajyam Party formed by Telugu film actor Chiranjeevi.
Later he kept away from politics because of ageism(आयु) .