Madhya Pradesh Congress MLA Banwari Lal Sharma dies of cancer at 61

Bhopal: Congress MLA in Madhya Pradesh Banwari Lal Sharma died at a hospital here on Saturday following a prolonged illness, family sources said. He was 61.

The first-time legislator from Jaura constituency in Morena district had been undergoing treatment for cancer at AIIMS for a long time, they said. He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter. Sharma's last rites will be performed at his ancestral Jaalthap village in Morena district. Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia expressed grief over Sharma's death.

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