Dharamsala: 16th Tibetan Parliament-in-exile’s Speaker Ven. Khenpo Sonam Tenphel offered his condolence to the surviving family members of late Sh. Satya Prakash Malaviya, former Union Petroleum Minister, who passed away at a private hospital in Delhi at 1 pm on Sunday, on behalf of Tibetan Parliament-in-exile.
In the condolence, Speaker lauded the late minister on his dedication and his firm commitment to the growth and development of India.
He also expressed his gratitude by writing, ‘As being outspoken on Tibetan issues and the Vice President of Indo-Tibetan Friendship Society, he has extended resolute support to the cause of Tibet since from the 1960s. He continued to raise the issue of Tibet in different platforms and have attended meetings related to the Tibetan cause. Tibetan leaders and Tibetan Parliamentary Delegation have had the honor to meet him several times.’
He concluded the letter offering his solidarity with the family members at this difficult time on behalf of all Tibetan.
Sh. Satya Prakash Malaviya, an Indian politician, was born at Malviyanagar in the city of Allahabad on June 25, 1934. He had served as the Petroleum Minister in the cabinet headed by former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar and had also served as Environment Minister in the Uttar Pradesh cabinet.
Late Sh. Satya Prakash Malaviya was suffering from prostate cancer. He is survived by his daughter. He was 84 years old.