In a sudden turn of events, former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Babulal Gaur breathed his last in Bhopal on Wednesday morning. The 89-year-old Bharatiya Janata Party veteran died at the Narmada Hospital after a cardiac arrest this morning. He was suffering from various old-age related ailments and was hospitalised for quite some time.
Upon his demise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his condolences.
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.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 21, 2019
Babulal Gaur 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 was credited with expanding BJP’s footholds in Madhya Pradesh. He emerged as a powerful and popular leader in the state, initially as a trade union leader and later as MLA.