Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and senior BJP leader Babulal Gaur passed away on Wednesday (August 21) morning at a private hospital after a prolonged illness. He was 89. Dr Rajesh Sharma, Director of Narmada Hospital told media personnel that his demise was due to cardiac arrest.
He was said to be suffering from various old-age related ailments and was hospitalized for quite some time.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condoled the demise of former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Babulal Gaur, saying he continuously worked to strengthen the party.
Modi in a tweet 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,” he added.
Gaur served as Madhya Pradesh chief minister from 2004-2005 and represented his traditional Govindpura Vidhan Sabha seat 10 times.
He emerged as a powerful and popular leader in Madhya Pradesh initially as a trade union leader and later as MLA, though born in Uttar Pradesh at Pratapgarh on June 2, 1930.