New Delhi: Senior NCP leader D P Tripathi passed away on Thursday in New Delhi after a prolonged illness, family sources said. He was 67. Tripathi, the general secretary of the Nationalist Congress Party and a former students’ union leader, was battling cancer. Also Read - Maharashtra Govt, Anil Deshmukh Move SC Against High Court Order Directing CBI Probe Against Ex-Minister

“Deeply Saddened to hear about the demise of Shri.D.P Tripathi Ji. He was the General Secretary of @NCPspeaks, and a guide and mentor to all of us,” NCP leader Supriya Sule tweeted. Also Read - Anil Deshmukh's Resignation: BJP Expects The Issue to be Investigated Fairly, Says Ravi Shankar

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“We will miss his wise counsel and guidance which he had given us from the day NCP was established,” Sule said. “May he rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers with his family members. Heartfelt Condolences.”