Former Union Minister and a war hero of 1965, Captain Ayub Khan, died at Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan on Thursday following a massive cardiac arrest. He was 85. He was rushed to B.D.K. Government Hospital in Jhunjhunu when he complained of uneasiness, but was declared brought dead. Recipient of Vir Chakra for his acts of valour during the 1965 India-Pakistan war, Capt. Ayub Khan was elected twice to the Lok Sabha, first in 1984 and later in 1991. He served as the Union Minister of State for Agriculture in the P.V. Narasimha Rao government. In the 1965 war, Capt. Ayub Khan along with his men destroyed four Pakistani Patton tanks and captured one tank in the Sialkot sector of J&K. He came from a Kayamkhani Muslim family of soldiers belonging to the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan.