Babulal Gaur, Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister No More


Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister and senior BJP leader Shri Babulal Gaur died this morning at a private hospital in Bhopal after a prolonged illness.

Shri Babulal Gaur, 89, died due to caridiac arrest. He was suffering from various old-age related ailments and was hospitalised for quite some time.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi condoled the demise of former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shri Babulal Gaur, he wrote on twitter ” Shri Babulal Gaur Ji served people for decades. From Jana Sangh days, he worked constantly to strengthen our Party. As Minister and CM of Madhya Pradesh he undertook many efforts to transform the state. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti.”

The veteran BJP leader served as Madhya Pradesh chief minister from 2004 to 2005 and represented his traditional Govindpura Vidhan Sabha seat 10 times.
BJP President and Union Home Minister Amit Shah also condoled the demise of Shri Babulal Gaur, saying sad news of the death of former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shri Babulal Gaur was received. His entire life was devoted to the service of the people of the state. Shri Babulal Gaur was a founding member of the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh. He strongly opposed the Emergency, for which he was also jailed for 19 months.

 Born on June 2, 1930 at Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh, Shri Babulal Gaur emerged as a powerful and popular leader in Madhya Pradesh initially as a trade union leader and later as an MLA.