Former Delhi CM Madan Lal Khurana passes away at 82


Former Delhi chief minister Madan Lal Khurana passed away Saturday after a prolonged illness at the age of 82, his family said.
Khurana is survived by his wife, a son and two daughters. His another son had died last month.
A veteran of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Khurana was the chief minister of Delhi from 1993 to 1996 and was appointed the governor of Rajasthan in 2004.
“He breathed his last at around 11 pm at his Kirti Nagar residence,” his son Harish Khurana told PTI.
He said Khurana was suffering from a chest infection and fever from last few days and was feeling breathless since Saturday morning, he said.
He had suffered a brain hemorrhage about five years ago and was ailing since then. His last rites would be held Sunday, his family said.
Union minister Harsh Vardhan offered condolences in a tweet.
“My heartfelt condolences to the BJP parivar and the family of our beloved former chief minister of Delhi & veteran BJP leader Shri Madan Lal Khurana ji who passed away today after prolonged illness. My thoughts and prayers are with his near & dear ones. May his soul rest in peace,” he said.
Born on October 15, 1936, Khurana also served as Parliamentary Affairs and Tourism Minister in Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.
He was appointed Rajasthan Governor in January 2004. However, he resigned from the post and joined active politics in October 2004.
The four time MP also served as the Delhi chief of BJP unit and was also former national vice president of the party.
BJP President Amit Shah condoled the death and said: “The news of passing away of former Delhi CM and senior BJP leader is very saddening. Khuranaji was an ideal swayamsewak, a dedicated student wing worker and he shall be always remembered as a strong pillar of the Jana Sangh and the BJP.”
Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani also condoled the death said: “Saddened by the demise of Madan Lal Khuranaji. As an elder he was a guide with an ever supportive outlook and kind words to spare. My condolences to his loved ones.”
(With agency inputs)

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