New Delhi, Sept. 14 -- His loud guffaws and smile from ear to ear is a thing of the past. Veteran socialist leader and former Union Minister Raghuvansh Prasad Singh (74), succumbed to post-Covid illness at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Sunday.

Singh was under treatment for a lung infection and was put on a ventilator on September 6 after his condition worsened. He is survived by three children.

A trusted lieutenant of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad for nearly three-decades, Singh had resigned from the RJD from his hospital bed just four days ago. His hand-written resignation letter to Lalu went viral on social media platforms.

In his two-line letter to Lalu, Singh wrote, "I have been standing behi...