NEW DELHI: Veteran Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh CM Motilal Vohra passed away at a hospital in New Delhi on Monday at the age of 93.
“Vora was hospitalised with urine infection two days ago but it was not the cause of his death,” Congress sources said.
Fortis Escort Hospital where he was admitted is yet to inform about the actual cause of the Congress leader’s death.
Vora was a Rajya Sabha member from Chhattisgarh from April 10, 2002 to April 9, 2020.
The late Congress leader became the 13th chief minister of Madhya Pradesh on January 25, 1989 and was in office till December 8, 1989.
Vora also held the office of Governor of Uttar Pradesh between 1993 and 1996.
Vora was born on December 20, 1927 at Nimbi Jodha near Jodhpur in Rajasthan.
“We offer our heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of stalwart Congress leader, former Union Cabinet Minister and former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shri Motilal Vora. Congress has lost a guiding light. May his soul rest in peace,” Indian National Congress (INC) tweeted in Hindi.
कांग्रेस परिवार के वरिष्ठ सदस्य पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री श्री मोतीलाल वोरा जी के निधन पर सादर श्रद्धांजलि। केंद्रीय मंत्री से लेकर मध्यप्रदेश के मुख्यमंत्री तक जनहित ही वोरा जी के जीवन का उद्देश्य रहा। कांग्रेस के प्रति उनके लगाव, जुनून, उत्साह, समर्पण को सदैव याद किया जाएगा। pic.twitter.com/9HWGYDFhcE— Congress (@INCIndia) December 21, 2020