Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon passes away at 85

Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon passed away on Tuesday morning in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. He was 85.

Lalji Tandon’s son Ashutosh Tandon shared the news of his father’s demise on Twitter.

Lalji Tandon breathed his last at around 5:35 am at the hospital. The last rites will be performed today evening.

Extending his condolences, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Shri Lalji Tandon was well-versed with constitutional matters. He enjoyed a long and close association with beloved Atal Ji. In this hour of grief, my condolences to the family and well-wishers of Shri Tandon. Om Shanti.”

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

Tandon was admitted to a hospital on June 11 with breathing problems, fever and difficulty in urination.

Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel was given additional charge of the state after Lal Ji Tandon was admitted to hospital.