Ex-mayor and Atal’s close confidante Dr SC Rai no more

In a shocking news for Lucknowites, two-time mayor and famous cardiologist Dr SC Rai breathed his last about two hours back in Lucknow. Dr Rai was famous among Lucknowites as a very humble and soft-spoken person.

Never keen to enter into politics after he retired as chief medical suprintendent of Balrampur Hospital, Dr Rai, however, was persuaded by former Prime Minister and then Lucknow MP to contest mayoral elections.

Always ready to give his best, Dr Rai gained popularity among the citizens as a mayor and went on to win second term. Interestingly, after Atal Bihari Vajpayee announced retirement from politics, a section of BJP leaders had even discussed possibility of Dr Rai replacing Vajpayee as Lucknow MP.

Dr Rai’s cremation would take place on Monday morning.

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