Raipur, Aug 14: Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Das Tandon died on Tuesday. He was 90. He was admitted to Ambedkar Hospital in Raipur on Monday after his health deteriorated. Also Read - Believed To Be Dead, Covid Positive Woman Comes Back To Life Minutes Before Cremation
As per Raj Bhavan sources, Tandon was ailing since past many days and complained of uneasiness in the morning. Also Read - Former Union Minister Ajit Singh Dies Of Covid, PM Modi Expresses Grief
Unconfirmed sources also claimed yesterday that the Chhattisgarh Governor suffered a heart attack and was put on life support system. Also Read - Kanupriya, Famous Doordarshan Anchor, Dies of Covid-19
Tandon, one of the founder members of the Jansangh which later became the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), became the governor of Chhattisgarh in July 2014.
During his long political career, he has served on various posts, including as deputy chief minister of Punjab. The six-time MLA was also jailed from 1975 to 1977 during Emergency.