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MP Deepak Obhrai Dies #CDNpoli

August 7, 2019

 

The MP for Calgary Forest Lawn Deepak Obhrai has died at the age of 69.


Obhrai died in Calgary on August 2, 2019, after a brief battle with liver cancer.


He was the first and only Hindu to become an MP in Canada, and at the time of his death was the longest continuously-serving Conservative MP.


Obhrai was born on July 5, 1950 in Oldeani, Tanganyika, now Tanzania, to a Punjabi family.


Obhrai immigrated to Canada in 1977 with his wife Neena, whom he had married in 1971, and his daughter Priti.
 

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