Former Madhya Pradesh CM Babulal Gaur passes away, PM condoles

Bhopal: Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Babulal Gaur passed away this morning at a private hospital here after prolonged illness.

Gaur (89) passed away due to caridiac arrest, Narmada Hospital Director, Dr Rajesh Sharma, said. He was suffering from various old-age related ailments and was hospitalised for quite some time.

The veteran BJP leader served as Madhya Pradesh CM from 2004-2005 and represented his traditional Govindpura Vidhan Sabha seat 10 times.

In his condolence message, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Shri Babulal Gaur Ji served people for decades. From Jana Sangh days, he worked constantly to strengthen our Party. As Minister and CM of Madhya Pradesh he undertook many efforts to transform the state. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti.”