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MR. SPEAKER: Hon. Members, I have to inform the House of the sad demise of one of our former colleagues Shri Digvijay Narain Singh.

Shri Digvijay Narain Singh had a long parliamentary career having served this House from First to Sixth Lok Sabha during 1952-79. He represented five different constituencies of the State of Bihar.

An agriculturist and a political worker, Shri Singh was an able and active parliamentarian. He took keen interest in the proceedings of the House particularly relating to foreign affairs and defence.

A widely travelled person, Shri Digvijay Narain Singh was a Member of the Parliamentary Delegations to the USSR and Yugoslavia in 1955 and also a Member of the Indian Delegation to the United Nations Organisation in 1956.

Shri Digvijay Narain Singh passed away at Patna on 2nd August, 1991 at the age of 67 years.

We deeply mourn the loss of this friend and I am sure the House will join me in conveying our condolences to the bereaved family.

The House may now stand in silence for a short while as a mark of respect to the deceased.

(The Members then stood in silence for a short while)