Bhopal: The mortal remains of former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Babulal Gaur were consigned to flames here on Wednesday.
Governor Lalji Tandon, Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, Thawarchand Gehlot and Nityanand Rai, BJP vice president Shivraj Singh Chouhan and state BJP chief Rakesh Singh were among those present along with hundreds of party workers.
Gaur was cremated at Subhash Nagar crematorium with full state honours. The last rites were performed by his grandson Akash.
The veteran BJP leader died due to cardiac arrest on Wednesday morning at a private hospital here.
The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh declared a three-day mourning in the state. The government also declared a half-day holiday at all government offices on Wednesday.
Chief minister Kamal Nath and many state ministers visited Gaur’s house here in the morning to pay homage.
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