Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condoled the demise of former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Babulal Gaur, saying he continuously worked to strengthen the party.
Gaur passed away due to cardiac arrest in Bhopal Wednesday morning. He was 89.
Modi said Gaur served people for decades and transformed the state.
"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," the PM 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.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 21, 2019
"Saddened by his demise," he added.
Gaur served as Madhya Pradesh chief minister from 2004-2005.