Khandwa Lok Sabha MP from Madhya Pradesh Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan died today after being infected with the corona virus, his family said.
He is 69 years old.
Nand Kumar Singh Chauhan is a six-time BJP MP from Madhya Pradesh’s Kandhwa Lok Sabha constituency. Nand Kumar was treated for a condition in Corona. But after his health deteriorated last month, he was airlifted to Medanta Hospital in Gurugram for intensive treatment. Nand Kumar succumbed to his injuries this morning. Nand Kumar has a wife, a son and two daughters.
Nand Kumar started his political career in the Shapoor Municipal Council election in 1978 and was subsequently elected a member of the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly. Nand Kumar was the MLA from 1985 to 1996. Thereafter, Nand Kumar was elected to the Lok Sabha for the first time in 1996. Following that, Nand Kumar was elected as an MP in 1998, 1999, 2004, 2014 and 2019.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan has expressed deep condolences over the death of Nand Kumar. In a comment on Twitter, he said, “Brother Nandu has made a great contribution when he was the state BJP leader. His body will be laid to rest in his hometown of Shahapur in Burhanpur district. My deepest condolences to his family.”
In a condolence message posted on Twitter by Prime Minister Modi, he said, “I am saddened to hear of the demise of Kantwa MP Nand Kumar. We must remember his parliamentary activities, his actions and his management skills to strengthen the BJP in Madhya Pradesh.”
In a condolence message posted on Twitter by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, he said, “I have heard the sad news that MP Nandkumar from Khandwa constituency in Madhya Pradesh has passed away. He has dedicated his entire life to the cause of the people. Deepest condolences. “
Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP national leader JP Natta and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla also mourned Nand Kumar’s death.