New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day on Monday after condoling the death of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Kalpataru Das.

Das, 65, passed away on Saturday after a prolonged battle with cancer. He was also the BJD vice-president.

Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Hamid Ansari also condoled the death of two former members of the house, Republican Party of India leader R.S. Gavai and Congress leader Bijoy Krishna Handique.