Bhopal: Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kailash Joshi has passed away here on Sunday. He was 90. Joshi was one of the tallest leaders in the state.
Joshi has set a benchmark for political sagacity and probity in public life.
He was ailing for some months and was admitted to a private hospital. His death has cast a gloom in the political circles across parties in Madhya Pradesh and in Chhattisgarh. Joshi had headed the undivided state of Madhya Pradesh as the Chief Minister from June 1977 to January 1978.
Both the states have declared a day’s mourning. Joshi was a founding member of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the previous avatar of the BJP, in 1951.