Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon dies at 85


Team Udayavani, Jul 21, 2020, 8:24 AM IST

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon passed away on the early hours of Tuesday, July 21. He was 85

His son, Ashutosh Tandon, announced his death on Twitter with the message “babuji nahi rahe (my father has passed away)”.

Lalji Tandon was admitted to the Medanta Hospital on June 11 due to breathing problems, difficulty in urination, and fever. He passed away at 5.30 AM today.

Lalji Tandon assumed the post of Madhya Pradesh Governor in July 2019, replacing Anandiben Patel. He was elected a Lok Sabha MP from Lucknow – a seat held by BJP veteran and former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2009 (and held it till 2014). A BJP leader, Tandon had also been a part of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council for two terms as well as a member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for three terms.

He was also a minister in the Uttar Pradesh cabinet under CM Mayawati and CM Kalyan Singh. In 2018, he was appointed as Governor of Bihar.

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