Former Delhi Chief Minister Madan Lal Khurana died on Saturday night after prolonged illness.
Madan Lal Khurana (Photo: Twitter)
Former Delhi Chief Minister Madan Lal Khurana died in Delhi on Saturday (October 27) night after prolonged illness. He was 82 years old.
According to media reports, he died on Saturday around 11 pm. Madan Lal Khurana’s son Harish Khurana confirmed this information through Twitter.
Madan Lal Khurana had been in a coma for the past few years due to a brain stroke. His eldest son, Vimal Khurana, had also recently died of heart attack.
Madan Lal Khurana served as the chief minister of Delhi from 1993 to 1996. He also served as the governor of Rajasthan in 2004. He was a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Madan Lal Khurana was born on 15 October, 1936, in Lyallpur, Punjab Province (now known as Faisalabad in Punjab, Pakistan) to parents SD Khurana and Laxmi Devi. Madan Lal Khurana was barely 12 when his family was forced to migrate to Delhi because of Partition and began to piece their life together again at the refugee colony Kirti Nagar in New Delhi.
He completed his bachelor’s degree from Delhi University’s Kirori Mal College. Madan Lal Khurana got into politics at Allahabad University, where he was doing his post-graduation in economics. He was the general secretary of the Allahabad Students Union in 1959 and became the general secretary of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in 1960.
As a youth, Madan Lal Khurana became a teacher with Vijay Kumar Malhotra, at PGDAV College before he decided to enter politics. Madan Lal Khurana, Vijay Kumar Malhotra, Kedar Nath Sahani and Kanwar Lal Gupta founded the Delhi chapter of the Jan Sangh, which in 1980 transformed into the BJP. Madan Lal Khurana was the Jan Sangh’s general secretary from 1965 to 1967.