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Samajwadi Party leader, India’s oldest MP Shafiqur Rahman Barq dies at 94

Samajwadi Party leader and the oldest MP in Parliament Shafiqur Rahman Barq on Tuesday passed away at 94 after a prolonged illness.

Barq took his last breath at a private hospital in Moradabad.

In a post on X (formerly Twitter), the Samajwadi Party wrote, “The demise of senior Samajwadi Party leader and several-time MP Mr. Shafiqur Rahman Barq Saheb is extremely sad. May his soul rest in peace.”

“May the bereaved family members get the strength to bear this immense sorrow. Heartfelt tribute!” it added.

Barq, who has been a four-time MLA, was elected MP from Sambhal for the fifth time in 2019.

SP chief and former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav condoled the demise of Barq in a post on X. “The demise of senior Samajwadi Party leader and several-time MP Mr. Shafiqur Rahman Barq Saheb is extremely sad,” he said.

“May his soul rest in peace. May the bereaved family members get the strength to bear this immense sorrow. Heartfelt tribute!” he added.

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