BJP MLA Tukoji Rao Puar dies in Indore

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Jun 19, 2015 21:39 IST

The scion of the erstwhile princely state of Dewas and BJP MLA Tukoji Rao Puar died here at Apollo Hospital on Friday morning. He had been admitted to the hospital on Sunday.

A close family member of the MLA's family, Dilip Singh Yadav, confirmed the death and said that the last rites will be performed on Saturday.

Yadav said that body will be put in the Rajwada area of Dewas on Saturday morning till 1 pm and then the last rites will be performed at Chhatribagh area of Dewas.

Puar who had served as minister in several departments in the BJP government was popular among the people of Dewas, situated some 30 km from Indore.

That he won the Assembly elections six times is a testimony of the fact He was on life support system since his admission to the hospital and the doctors had said that the MLA was brain dead.

The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan and MP Sumitra Mahajan among others had visited the hospital on Thursday morning.

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