#RIP: Former Delhi CM Madan Lal Khurana passes away
One of India's great leaders, former Delhi Chief Minister Madan Lal Khurana passed away in New Delhi on Saturday after a prolonged illness. Khurana, who was 82, is survived by his wife, a son, and two daughters. A veteran of the BJP, Khurana was the Chief Minister of Delhi from 1993 to 1996 and was appointed the Governor of Rajasthan in 2004. Here's more.
"He (Khurana) breathed his last at around 11 pm at his Kirti Nagar residence here (New Delhi)," said his son Harish Khurana. He said that Khurana was suffering from a chest infection and fever from last few days and was feeling breathless since Saturday morning. The ex-Delhi CM had suffered a brain hemorrhage about five years ago and was ailing since then.
Anguished by the passing away of Shri Madan Lal Khurana Ji. He worked tirelessly for the progress of Delhi, particularly towards ensuring better infrastructure. He distinguished himself as a hardworking and people-friendly administrator, both in the Delhi government and Centre.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 28, 2018
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," Shah tweeted. Khurana's last rites would be held today.
दिल्ली के पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री और भाजपा के वरिष्ठ नेता मदनलाल खुराना जी के निधन का दुःखद समाचार प्राप्त हुआ। खुराना जी एक आदर्श स्वयंसेवक, एक समर्पित विद्यार्थी परिषद कार्यकर्ता व जनसंघ और भारतीय जनता पार्टी के एक मजबूत स्तम्भ के रूप में सदैव याद किये जायेंगे। pic.twitter.com/TG1I1fHQtT— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) October 27, 2018
दिल्ली में संगठन को गढ़ने में खुराना जी की अहम भूमिका रही और वह 'दिल्ली के शेर' के रूप में सुप्रसिद्ध हुए। भाजपा के करोड़ों कार्यकर्ताओं की ओर से खुराना जी के परिवार के प्रति अपनी संवेदनायें व्यक्त करता हूँ व दिवंगत आत्मा की शांति के लिए प्रार्थना करता हूँ। ॐ शांति शांति शांति— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) October 27, 2018
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.
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.— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) October 27, 2018