Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon passes away at 85

The news of Lalji Tandon's demise was confirmed by none other than his son Ashutosh Tandon on Twitter. 

Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon — who was admitted to a hospital in Lucknow few days ago — has left for his heavenly abode on July 21, 2020. He was 85-year old. The news of Lalji Tandon’s demise was confirmed by none other than his son Ashutosh Tandon on Twitter.

According to reports, Lalji Tandon was admitted to a private hospital after having breathing problem and fever. He was put on critical care ventilator support few days ago, PTI reporterd.

Paying tribute to Lalji Tandon, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote on Twitter, “Shri Lalji Tandon will be remembered for his untiring efforts to serve society. He played a key role in strengthening BJP in Uttar Pradesh. He made a mark as an effective administrator, always giving importance of public welfare. Anguished by his passing away.”

President Ram Nath Kovind mourned the demise of Tandon and said, “In the passing away of Madhya Pradesh Governor Shri Lal Ji Tandon, we have lost a legendary leader who combined cultural sophistication of Lucknow&acumen of a national stalwart. I deeply mourn his death. My heartfelt condolences to his family & friends.”

Union Minister Smriti Irani has expressed her grief over Tandon’s demise and said, “I am pained to hear about the sad demise of Shri Lalji Tandon. A stalwart , Babuji helped pave the way for many youngsters, guiding us gently on our ideological journey. My condolences to Gopal bhaiya & family. Om Shanti.”

For the unversed, Lalji Tandon also served as Governor of Bihar and was widely appreciated for streamlining academic activities of the state universities. He was appointed as the 22nd Governor of Madhya Pradesh on July 20, 2019.

Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel has been given the additional charge of Madhya Pradesh after Tandon’s illness.

May His Soul Rest in Peace!

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