Former Delhi Chief Minister Madan Lal Khurana passes away in the national capital on Saturday. He was 82.
Khurana was the Chief Minister of Delhi from 1993 to 1996 and the Governor of Rajasthan in 2004. He was a member of the Rashtriya Swayansevak Sangh and the Bharatiya Janata Party.
"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 said.
He had suffered a brain haemorrhage about five years ago and was ailing since then. His last rites would be held on Sunday, his family said.
Union minister Harsh Vardhan offered condolences in a tweet. "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.
Khuaran served as the Governor of Rajasthan from January 14, 2004 to October 28, 2004. In August 2005, Khurana was removed from the BJP for publicly criticising then BJP president Lal Krishna Advani and expressing inability and discomfort at serving with him. In September, 2005, he was taken back to the party after he apologised for his remarks.
On March 19, 2006, he was again expelled from the primary membership of the party for his anti-party statements. Later, Khurana was taken back to the BJP.
In August, Vimal Khurana, the son of Khurana, died due to cardiac arrest.