Aug 03, 2019
By Amber Gero
Conservative MP Deepak Obhrai has died after a brief and aggressive battle with liver cancer.
Relatives of the Calgary politician say he passed away Friday in Calgary surrounded by his family. He was 69.
Obhrai represented Calgary Forest Lawn since 1997 and was dean of the Conservative caucus.
He was the longest-serving Parliamentary Secretary to a Minister of Foreign Affairs in Canadian history, and also the longest-serving Indo-Canadian MP in Parliament.
(With files from Canadian Press)