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Sonia pays tribute to Cong veteran Dhawan 

New Delhi, August 8

Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi paid tributes to party veteran RK Dhawan whose mortal remains were brought to the AICC office on Wednesday for mourners to offer prayers.A host of Congress leaders came and remembered Dhawan who was cremated earlier in the day at the Lodi Road crematorium here. Dhawan is survived by his wife Achala and passed away two days ago following illness and hospitalisation.Congress president Rahul Gandhi was not present because he had flown down to Chennai to attend the last rites of DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi who died yesterday. Gandhi was accompanied by Congress senior Ghulam Nabi Azad.But Rahul yesterday called on the family of Dhawan, a long time aide and confidant of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Dhawan was personal assistant to Indira Gandhi from 1962 till the day she died in 1984.

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