Former Bihar minister Aklu Ram Mahato died at a hospital here on Friday, party sources said. He was 80.
Jharkhand Congress working president Rajesh Thakur said Mahato died this morning.
Mahato was a minister in the RJD government in Bihar from 1995 to 2000, he said.
Mahato was also a former MLA of Bokaro and had played an important role in the Jharkhand movement, Thakur said.