New Delhi: Arun Nehru, former union minister and powerful figure during the Prime Ministership of Rajiv Gandhi, passed away Thursday night after prolonged illness.
Nehru, 69, a cousin of Rajiv Gandhi and Minister for Internal Security in his government, died in a hospital in Gurgaon, according to family sources.
The funeral will take place at the Lodhi crematorium here on Friday (July 26).
Nehru had been admitted to the Fortis hospital in Gurgaon 18 days ago and passed away at 10.47 pm tonight.
He is survived by his wife Subhadra and two daughters.
Lucknow-born Nehru was a three-time Lok Sabha member.
Janata Dal (U) leader Sharad Yadav described Arun Nehru as a "leader with political maturity" who played a key role in formation of the Janata Dal government.