Nandkumar Singh Chauhan, the BJP Lok Sabha member from Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh, passed away at a hospital in Gurugram. He was 69. The six-term MP, who was suffering from COVID-19 and was airlifted to Medanta Hospital in Gurugram last month in a serious condition, breathed his last late Monday night.
The leader started his political career in 1978 from the Shahpur Municipal Council and was later elected as a member of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly. He was an MLA from 1985 to 1996. He was elected as the Lok Sabha member for the first time in 1996 and got re-elected in 1998, 1999, 2004, 2014 and 2019.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and others expressed grief over the BJP leader’s death.
PM Modi tweeted, “Saddened by the demise of Lok Sabha MP from Khandwa Shri Nandkumar Singh Chauhan Ji. He will be remembered for his contributions to Parliamentary proceedings, organisational skills and efforts to strengthen the BJP across Madhya Pradesh. Condolences to his family. Om Shanti.”
In a tweet, CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan said, “Nandu Bhaiya (as he was popularly known) gave his best to the party as the state BJP president. His mortal remains will reach his ancestral village today. I offer my tributes to him.”