Delhi to observe two-day mourning over former chief minister Madan Lal Khurana's death
Madan Lal Khurana died on Saturday night at his home in Delhi. He was 83.
New Delhi: The Delhi government on Sunday declared a two-day state mourning following the death of former chief minister and senior BJP leader 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.
We all are deeply saddened to hear of the demise of veteran leader & former CM of Delhi Shri Madan Lal Khurana ji.
As a mark of respect to the departed soul, state mourning shall be observed by Delhi govt for 2 days.
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) October 28, 2018
Khurana died on Saturday night at his home in Delhi. He was 83.
Lieutenant-Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also expressed their condolences 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.
Born on 15 October, 1936, Khurana served as chief minister from 1993 to 1996.
He resigned amid controversy in relation to a hawala scandal. Khurana also served as the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Minister of Tourism in late prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's government.
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