Although Chief ministerial candidate Gopinath Munde tragically lost his life in a car accident a couple of days back, there have been other unfortunate people as well who lost their lives on our notorious roads – and need we remind you that a lot of them were not belted up! So here is our pick of the top 3 who met their maker on Indian roads!
Sahib Singh Verma
BJP leaders have not fared too well on our roads, and Sahib Singh Verma met a tragic end as well in Rajasthan in June 2007 at the age of 64. He was the national vice-president of the party at that time and had an illustrious career, including the chief ministership of Delhi from 1996 to 1998. He was the Union labour Minister in Atal Behari Vajpayee’s government.
In the year 2000, senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Rajesh Pilot lost his life on the way back from Dausa, his constituency to Jaipur. Pilot, as his name implies, was in the Indian Air Force, and had quit in 1979 when he was a squadron leader. He became a Member of Parliament (MP) in 1980 and was minister of state for home and communications in the P.V Narasimha Rao government.
Gyani Zail Singh
Gyani Zail Singh was 78, when he met his end in a horrific car accident in November 1994, in the Ropar district of Punjab. His last rites were performed at the Raj Ghat Memorial. During his tenure as the 7th President of India, Operation Blue Star happened in 1984, followed by the assassination of former prime Minister Indira Gandhi and the resultant anti-Sikh riots.
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