March 9, 2021 | 12:51 AM IST
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Railway Minister Piyush Goyal’s mother passes away in Mumbai

Senior BJP leader and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal’s mother, Chandrakanta Goyal (88), passed away at her Mumbai residence, on Saturday morning, due to prolonged age-related illness.  

The Minister shared the news on his twitter handle on Saturday stating, “My mother, who always affectionately showed me the correct path, passed away today morning. She devoted her entire life to serving people and inspired others to do the same. May God bless her. Om Shanti”

Chandrakanta Goyal, a senior leader, served as a corporator in Mumbai for one term after the Emergency during the Indira Gandhi reign. Later, she also represented BJP from Mumbai’s Matunga Assembly constituency for three terms.

Her husband Late Ved Prakash Goyal served as the Shipping Minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government and as the BJP party’s national treasurer.

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