Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and senior BJP leader Babulal Gaur passed away on 21 August, 2019 morning at a private hospital here after prolonged illness.
Gaur (89) passed away due to caridiac arrest, Narmada Hospital Director, Dr Rajesh Sharma, told PTI.
He was suffering from various old-age related ailments and was hospitalised for quite some time.
The veteran BJP leader served as Madhya Pradesh chief minister from 2004-2005 and represented his traditional Govindpura Vidhan Sabha seat 10 times.
Born on June 2, 1930 at Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh, Gaur emerged as a powerful and popular leader in Madhya Pradesh initially as a trade union leader and later as MLA.
Babulal Gaur Yadav was an Indian politician from Bharatiya Janata Party. He was elected in 10 Assembly elections from the seat of Govindpura in Bhopal before retiring from electoral politics in 2018 due to old age. Krishna Gaur, his daughter-in-law, won Govindpura assembly seat in 2018 as a BJP candidate.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Babulal Gaur, saying he continuously worked to strengthen the party.
Gaur passed away due to cardiac arrest in Bhopal. He was 89. Modi said Gaur served people for decades and transformed the state.
“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,” the PM wrote on Twitter. “Saddened by his demise,” he added.