Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon Passes Away
Chandigarh 14th August:-Chhattisgarh
Governor Balramji Dass Tandon, who was one of the founder members of the BJP’s organisation
Jan Sangh, died after suffering a heart attack at a government hospital here on
Tuesday. He was 90.
Tandon breathed his last at the state-run Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Memorial Hospital
where admitted this morning after he complained of uneasiness. Balramji Dass
Tandon was kept in the hospital’s critical care unit in view of his serious
Raman Singh, who visited the hospital earlier on getting the news of Tandon’s
illness, announced a seven-day state mourning in view of the Governor’s demise.
will be observed in a traditional manner on Wednesday and there will be no
award and cultural ceremonies, the CMO said in an official release.
Tandon’s body will be taken to Raj Bhawan, where it will be kept for people to
pay their respects at 5 pm. The body will be taken later to Balramji Dass Tandon’s
native place in Punjab.
In his condolence
message, the chief minister said that as Governor, Balramji Dass Tandon offered
his valuable services to Chhattisgarh for around four years.
Tandon had assumed the office of Governor in Chhattisgarh on July 2014.
During his long
political career, he served on various posts, including as deputy chief
minister of Punjab.The six-time MLA was also jailed from 1975 to 1977 during