8-time MP Rashid Masood passes away  

Former Union minister and eight-time MP Rashid Masood died here on Monday following a prolonged illness. He was 73.
Family members said the leader was detected with Covid-19 a few days back and admitted to a hospital in New Delhi. He recovered and returned to Saharanpur three days back. But on Sunday, he became critical and was rushed to a hospital in Roorkee, where he died this morning.
Senior Congress leader and former legislator Imran Masood, has confirmed the death of his uncle.
The leader would be laid to rest at his native Gangoh area graveyard this evening.
Rashid Masood, for the first time, contested the Lok Sabha in 1977 elections from the Saharanpur seat and later got elected from the seat in 1980,1989,1991 and 2004 while in 1985,2009, and 2012 he was a member of the Rajya Sabha.