New Delhi: Former union minister and Samajwadi Party leader Beni Prasad Verma died in Lucknow on Friday. He was 79. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh: Samajwadi Party Leader Shot Dead at Railway Station in Jaunpur

“The demise of senior Samajwadi Party leader, Rajya Sabha MP and former Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma is an irreparable loss. Condolences to the bereaved family,” Samajwadi Party tweeted. Also Read - "It’s BJP’s Vaccine, Can’t Trust…Won’t Take The Shot," Says SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav

Samajwadi Party chief and former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav also paid tribute to the deceased leader. Also Read - Bharat Bandh: No Political Leader To Be Allowed On Stage, Chakka Jam Till 3 PM, Says Farmer Leader

Taking to  the micro-blogging site, he shared his picture with Prasad and wrote,” The death of founder member of Samajwadi Party and former Union Minister Beni Prasad Verma is very unfortunate. Deepest condolences to his family. May his soul rest in peace.”