TDN World Desk: Former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Kailash Joshi passed away on Sunday at the age 90, confirmed his family.
“He breathed his last at the Bansal Hospital here,” said his son and former state minister Deepak Joshi. Joshi’s health has deteriorated in the last couple of years. Last month he was admitted to a private hospital.
The former chief minister is survived by three sons and three daughters. His wife died a few months back, a media report said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences on Kailash Joshi’s demise via a tweet.
“Kailash Joshi Ji was a stalwart who made a strong contribution towards Madhya Pradesh’s growth. He worked hard to strengthen Jan Sangh and BJP in Central India. He made a mark as an effective legislator. Pained by his demise. Condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti,” the tweet read.
President Ram Nath Kovind also extended his condolence at Jodhi’s death.
Taking to twitter Kobind said, ” Sorry to hear of the passing of Shri Kailash Joshi. A political worker, leader and remarkable legislator, Shri Joshi will be remembered for his work for the development and growth of Madhya Pradesh and its people. His demise leaves a huge void in our public life.”