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The 86-year-old leader was admitted to the hospital a fortnight ago. A former Member of Parliament, Ms. Joshi has no children and her nephew performed her last rites at the Nigam Bodh Ghat cremation ground this evening.
She had taken part in the 1942 Quit India movement. She was also the president of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee and had dedicated herself for communal harmony and was the force behind the formation of the Qaumi Ekta Trust.
She was also a recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Sadhbhavana Award instituted by the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation. Her body was kept at the DPCC office at Talkatora Road here for people to pay homage.
Among the first to pay homage was the Congress president, Sonia Gandhi, who reached the DPCC office and paid floral tributes. She also met the close relatives of Ms. Joshi and consoled them
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