Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) leader, as well as former Chief Minister of Delhi and Union Minister Madan Lal Khurana passed away on Saturday night at the age of 82.
Khurana served as the CM of Delhi between 1993 and 1996, before resigning from his post. He then became the Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Tourism in 1998 under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. It was followed a brief stint as the Governon of Rajasthan in 2004.
"He breathed his last at around 11 pm at his Kirti Nagar residence here," his son Harish Khurana told PTI.
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 hemorrhage about five years ago and was ailing since then. His last rites would be held on Sunday.
Soon after his demise, many leaders from within his party paid their tributes to him. Leading the way was party president Amit Shah, who termed his passing away as a 'huge loss'.
(With inputs from PTI)