Veteran Poorvanchal Leader, Five-Time Minister Hari Shankar Tiwari Dies At 91
Gorakhpur, May 16 (TNA) Pandit Harishankar Tiwari, a former minister in the Uttar Pradesh government who was MLA of Chillupar Vidhansabha many times, passed away in Gorakhpur on Tuesday. Tiwari, who had a good foothold among Brahmins, was a cabinet minister five times but was known for his high-handed approach as a "bahubali". He was 91. He breathed his last at his residence on Tuesday evening.
As soon as the news of his death spread, a crowd of supporters gathered at his residence. He has left behind two sons and a daughter. On Wednesday morning, his dead body will be kept in Hata premises for people and supporters to pay their last respects darshan after which it will be taken to his native village Tanda located in Barhalganj for last rites later in the day.
Harishankar Tiwari contested the first election as an independent in 1985, then has been winning by contesting elections on the ticket of different political parties. He won three times by contesting elections on Congress ticket and also became a minister in the UP government.