Lalji Tandon
Lalji Tandon|IANS (File photo)

Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon passes away


Lucknow, July 21, 2020

Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon (85) passed away here on Tuesday after a prolonged illness. His son and UP minister Ashutosh Tandon confirmed the news.

Lalji Tandon was admitted to the Medanta hospital on June 13 after he complained of urinary problems and fever. He, thereafter, developed complications in liver and kidney and even underwent a surgical procedure.

He was put on ventilator later.

Born on April 12, 1935, Tandon is survived by his wife Krishna Tandon and three sons.

The veteran leader has served as member of the Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Parishad for two terms and also as the Leader of House in the Council.

He was elected to the Vidhan Sabha for three terms and was minister in BJP and BSP-BJP governments.

In May 2009, he was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from Lucknow by a margin of more than 40,000 votes.

In 2018, he was appointed Governor of Bihar and was later shifted to Madhya Pradesh in the same capacity in 2019.