Former Union Minister P Shiva Shankar passed away in Hyderabad, Telangana after prolonged illness. He was 88.
He also served as Governor of Sikkim and Kerala.
He started his political career elected from Secunderabad Lok Sabha constituency in 1979 on the Congress party ticket.
He had served Law Minister in the Indira Gandhi Cabinet in 1980. From 1985 to 1993, he represented the Congress as Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat.
He also had served as External Affairs and Human Resource Development Minister.