Somatirtha Purohit

Senior BJP leader and former Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi died on Monday night, the party said.

He was suffering from cancer.

"The BJP family is deeply saddened by the news of the demise of former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar and former Rajya Sabha MP Shri Sushil Kumar Modi," the state unit of the party said in a post on X.

This is an irreparable loss for Bihar and the entire BJP family, it said.

BJP National President JP Nadda condoled the demise of Sushil Modi and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.

"The news of the demise of senior BJP leader and former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Modi is extremely sad. From the Vidhyarthi Parishad till now, we have worked together for the organization for a long time. Sushil Modi's entire life was dedicated to Bihar. His efforts have been very helpful in bringing Bihar out of jungle raj and putting it on the path of development. His absence is an irreparable loss for countless workers. May God give peace to the departed soul and strength to the family members," he posted on X.

Union Minister Amit Shah also condoled the demise of senior BJP leader.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted, "I am saddened by the news of the demise of our senior leader Sushil Kumar Modi. Today, Bihar has lost a great pioneer of politics forever. From ABVP to BJP, Sushil ji has adorned many important positions in the organization and government. His politics was dedicated to the interests of the poor and the backwards. The void that has emerged in Bihar politics due to his demise cannot be filled for a long time. In this hour of grief, the entire BJP stands with his bereaved family. May God give a place to the departed soul in his lotus feet," Shah posted on X.

(Input from agencies)