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Uttarakhand finance minister Prakash Pant has passed away in the US earlier on 4th June Tuesday.

Prakash Pant was undergoing a treatment for lung disease in the US.

A three-day state mourning has been declared in UK after the death of finance minister.One-day public holiday has also been declared for today on 6th June Thursday.

Uttarakhand finance minister Prakash Pant went abroad for the treatment in May, according to a source close to CM Trivendra Singh Rawat.Prakash Pant was undergoing treatment at a hospital at Rohini in New Delhi for a long time and did not campaign for the party in the Lok Sabha elections.

In February this year, according to a report, He almost fainted twice while announcing the budget in the state assembly.During Prakash Pant’s budget speech, he fell over the micro phone but was supported by fellow members in the House.Prakash Pant resumed reading the speech after regaining consciousness but again began feeling uncomfortable.Prakash Pant was extended medical support and offered a water.

Prakash Pant was said to be one of the front runners in the race to be the chief minister of the state in 2017.