Patna: Veteran Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and MP from Araria, Mohammad Taslimuddin died at a hospital in Chennai on Sunday.
He was 74. The RJD leader is survived by his wife, three sons and two daughters.
The MP's son Sarfaraz Alam, who is an MLA, said Taslimuddin died due to breathing problem. The RJD MP had gone to Chennai in connection with a parliamentary committee meeting. On August 24, he was admitted to the hospital after he complained of breathing problem, Alam said.
The burial may take place the day after tomorrow at his native Sisauna village in Araria district, he said. Taslimuddin, who was a prominent Muslim leader hailing from Seemanchal area in Bihar, was an eight-time MLA and a five-time MP. He had also served as the Union Minister of State for Home. He began his political career as a sarpanch and was elected to Bihar Assembly for the first time in 1969.