Three day mourning for ex CM Babulal Gaur announced by MP government

Updated: Aug 21, 2019, 13:00 IST | ANI | Madhya Pradesh

The former Chief Minister r passed away in Bhopal on Wednesday morning

Babulal Gaur
Babulal Gaur

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Madhya Pradesh government on Wednesday declared three-day mourning in the state following the demise of former Chief Minister and BJP leader, Babulal Gaur. Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Babulal Gaur passed away in Bhopal on Wednesday morning. Gaur's mortal remains have been kept at BJP headquarters for people to pay their last respect. His last rites will be performed with state honours in the evening today.

The 89-year-old Gaur was admitted to hospital on August 7 in a critical condition after his blood pressure dropped. He was later put on ventilator after his medical condition deteriorated.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath had visited former Chief Minister and BJP leader Babulal Gaur at Narmada Hospital on August 15.

Gaur served as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh from August 2004 to November 2005.

Born on June 2, 1930, the BJP leader was credited with expanding BJP's footholds in Madhya Pradesh.

Gaur retired from electoral politics in 2018 citing his old age.

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