Former Delhi CM Madan Lal Khurana passes away

Madan Lal Khurana (File)

Madan Lal Khurana (File)   | Photo Credit: Rajeev Bhatt

Former Delhi Chief Minister and celebrated Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Madan Lal Khurana passed away on Saturday evening here. He was 83.

Mr. Khurana’s demise was attributed to “prolonged illness” by a party spokesperson.

According to the party sources, Mr. Khurana, who was Chief Minister of Delhi from 1993 to 1996, breathed his last at 11:00 p.m. at his Kirti Nagar residence in west Delhi.

In addition to holding posts including national vice-president and Delhi president within the BJP, Mr. Khurana also served as Union Tourism Minister and Governor of Rajasthan, the party stated.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled Khurana's death.

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“He breathed his last at around 11 p.m. at his Kirti Nagar residence here," his son Harish Khurana said.

He said Khurana was suffering from a chest infection and fever from last few days and was feeling breathless since Saturday morning.

He had suffered a brain haemorrhage about five years ago and was ailing since then.

BJP chief Amit Shah condoled the BJP leader's death.

“Learnt of the unfortunate demise of former Delhi chief minister and BJP leader Madan Lal Khurana. He will be remembered as an ideal swayamsewak and a dedicated Vidhyarti Parishad worker and a strong pillar of the Jan Sangh and the BJP,” Mr. Shah tweeted.

He had a key role in strengthening the organisation in Delhi and was popular as the “lion of Delhi”, he said.

“On behalf of crores of BJP workers, I convey my condolences to the family of Khurana ji and pray for peace of the departed soul,” Mr. Shah said.

Textiles Minister Smriti Irani tweeted, “Saddened by the demise of Madan Lal Khurana ji. As an elder he was a guide with an ever supportive outlook and kind words to spare. My condolences to his loved ones.”

Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari expressed grief over Khurana's death, saying his contribution to the development of Delhi would be remembered.

Union Minister Harsh Vardhan also offered his condolences.

“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.

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