New Delhi: The National capital on Sunday declared a two-day state mourning following the death of former Chief Minister Madan Lal Khurana. “We all are deeply saddened to hear of the demise of veteran leader and former CM of Delhi Madan Lal Khuranaji. As a mark of respect to the departed soul, state mourning shall be observed by Delhi government for two days,” Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia tweeted. Also Read - GST Council Meet: GoM Formed to Address MSME Woes, Says Piyush Goyal
The former Delhi Chief Minister had been keeping unwell for quite some time. He suffered a brain haemorrhage in the year 2013 but was later stable. Also Read - Delhi Cabinet reshuffle: Two new Ministers - Kailash Gahlot, Rajendra Gautam inducted; Know about them
Madan Lal Khurana died on Saturday. He was 82. Khurana served as the CM of Delhi from 1993-1996. He also served as the Governor of Rajasthan in the year 2004.
Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also expressed condolence over the senior leader’s death. “Extremely saddened to learn about the demise of former Chief Minister of Delhi Madan Lal Khurana. He will be remembered by all for his contribution to the development of Delhi. My deepest condolences,” Baijal tweeted on Sunday.
Khurana was born on October 15, 1936, in Lyallpur, Punjab Province to SD Khurana and Laxmi Devi. He is survived by his wife, Raj Khurana, and four children.