Former Union Minister P. Shiv Shankar passed away after a prolonged illness. He was 89 . He contested the by-election to the Secunderabad Lok Sabha constituency in 1979 on the Indian National Congress party ticket.
Shiv Shankar won the election and went on to retain the seat in 1980 too. He became Law Minister in the Indira Gandhi Cabinet in 1980. From 1985 till 1993, he represented the Congress as Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat.
Source- The Hindu