Yoginder K Alagh Dies at 83: PM Narendra Modi Pays Tribute to Former Union Minister and Noted Economist

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New Delhi, December 6: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed anguish over the death of noted economist and former Union minister Yoginder K Alagh and said he was a distinguished scholar passionate about various aspects of public policy, particularly rural development.

Alagh, 83, passed away in Ahmedabad on Tuesday after a prolonged illness, his family said. “Professor YK Alagh was a distinguished scholar who was passionate about various aspects of public policy, particularly rural development, the environment and economics. Pained by his demise. I will cherish our interactions. My thoughts are with his family and friends. Om Shanti,” Modi said in a tweet. Naresh Kumar Dies: PM Narendra Modi Pays Tribute to Tennis Legend, Says ‘He Will Be Remembered for His Pioneering Contribution to Indian Sports’.

PM Narendra Modi Pays Tribute to Yoginder K Alagh

Alagh served as the vice-chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi. He was the Union minister of state for Planning and Programme Implementation, Science and Technology, and Power from 1996-98.

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