GURGAON: Senior Congress leader Vidya Charan Shukla, severely injured during the deadly Maoist attack on the Congress convoy on May 25, passed away on Tuesday.
Shukla, undergoing treatment at the Medanta Medicity Hospital in Gurgaon, was in a critical condition.
The 84-year-old former union minister sustained three bullet wounds after he was caught in the middle of an ambush by Maoists on a Congress convoy in Chhattisgarh's Bastar District.
Prior to being moved to Gurgaon, Shukla underwent an operation at a Jagdalpur hospital for removal of the bullets.
Heavily-armed Maoists had on May 25 ambushed a convoy of Congress leaders in the state's Bastar district, killing 27 people including PCC chief Nand Kumar Patel, his son Dinesh, Congress leader Mahendra Karma and ex-MLA Uday Mudliyar and injuring 37 others. (With inputs from Agencies)