Governor Chhattisgarh Sh.Balram ji Dass Tandon passes away at 90

Punjab Update

Chhattisgarh, 14 Aug : Chhattisgarh Governor Balram Das Tandon passed away on Tuesday, 14 August, at the age of 90.

Tandon was admitted to a hospital in Raipur after he suffered a cardiac arrest earlier in the day. He was appointed as the governor of the state on 14 July 2014.

Born in 1927, Tandon was a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) pracharak and later joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Punjab.

Tandon has served as cabinet minister in 1977-79 and in 1997-2002 in the ministries headed by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. He was elected from Amritsar five times between 1960 and 1977, and was again elected from Rajpura in 1997.

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