Aayush Sharma’s grandfather Pandit Sukh Ram Sharma passes away at 94
Salman Khan's brother-in-law, Aayush Sharma's grandfather passes away after suffering from a brain stroke.
Aayush Sharma's grandfather was the first man who made the first mobile phone call in India. Pandit Sukh Ram, who was a powerful union minister holding the communications portfolio in the Narasimha Rao government at the Centre, was airlifted from Mandi to Delhi. During his tenure, on July 31, 1995, India marked a historic milestone by making the first-ever mobile phone call between erstwhile Union Telecom Minister, Sukh Ram, and Chief Minister of West Bengal, Jyoti Basu. The call was made on Nokia phones, allegedly the Nokia rinGo, on the first mobile telecom network, Modi Telstra.The 95-year-old former politician's health started deteriorating on Friday afternoon, after which the family decided to airlift him to Delhi on Saturday. It was only recently that Aayush Sharma had squashed all the reports of his grandfather’s death and released a note on his Instagram handle to write, “My grandfather Pandit Sukh Ram is a strong soul and fighting back bravely.”
May his soul rest in peace.