Former union minister and Congress leader Buta Singh dies at 86

New Delhi: Former union minister and veteran Congress leader Buta Singh passed away on Saturday. He was 86.
Singh served as the Union Home Minister and Bihar Governor. Besides, he was chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes from 2007 to 2010.
He contested his first elections as an Akali Dal member and joined the Indian National Congress in the late 1960s at the time when that party was split.
He worked as journalist before joining politics.