Sonia, Cong leaders pay tributes to R K Dhawan


New Delhi, The chairperson of the Congress Parliamentary party Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday joined several leaders of the party to pay tributes to veteran leader R K Dhawan here . Mrs Gandhi, along with senior Congress leaders Motilal Vora, Janardhan Dwivedi, Ashok Gehlot, Anand Sharma, P L Punia, Kumari Selja, Rajiv Shukla and many others, paid floral tributes to the body of the departed leader at the AICC headquarters . Mrs Gandhi also expressed her condolences to the family of Mr Dhawan, including his wife and his two sisters. The mortal remains of Mr Dhawan were brought to the AICC headquarters on Wednesday afternoon in a flower-bedecked vehicle.A large number of people gathered to pay their last respects to the departed leader.From the AICC headquarters, the body of Mr Dhawan was taken to the Lodi road crematorium . A personal secretary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Mr R K Dhawan breathed his last at the B L Kapur hospital in Delhi on Monday night.He was 81. A confidante to Mrs Indira Gandhi, Dhawan was a witness to her assassination in 1984. He was also a member of the Rajya Sabha.