Veteran Congress leader Sheila Kaul no more
Former Union minister Sheila Kaul, a sister-in-law of Jawaharlal Nehru and oldest surviving former Parliamentarian, died after brief illness at a hospital here. She was 101. A former Himachal Pradesh Governor, Kaul was unwell for the past few days and was admitted to Yashoda hospital last evening where she breathed her last at 8.00 PM. A five-time MP, Kaul was born on February 7, 1915. She was an arts graduate from Lahore Women's College and had a degree in teaching from Sir Ganga Ram Training College, Lahore. She was married to renowned botanist Kailash Nath Kaul. Kaul is survived by sons Gautam Kaul, a retired IPS officer, and Vikram Kaul, an international sports administrator, besides daughter Deepa Kaul, a former information minister in Uttar Pradesh.
Image caption: Congress President Sonia Gandhi with others attend funeral of former Himachal Pradesh governor and ex-union minister Sheila Kaul, at Hindan in Ghaziabad on Sunday. Kaul, 101, died on Saturday night. (PTI)