New Delhi: A day after celebrating his 93rd birthday, veteran Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Motilal Vora passed away on Monday afternoon.
Senior Congress leader Moti Lal Vohra passes away at Fortis Escort Hospital in Delhi at the age of 93 pic.twitter.com/7ZAIcQ2xHR
— OTV (@otvnews) December 21, 2020
According to party sources, Vora passed away on at a private hospital in Delhi.
Vora, one of the tallest leaders of the Congress, held several positions. He had served as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and was also the Governor of Uttar Pradesh.
He was a Rajya Sabha MP from Chhattisgarh till April this year and held several positions in the party, including the post of treasurer.
Condoling the death of Vora, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said: "Vora ji was a true Congressman and a wonderful human being. We will miss him very much. My love and condolences to his family and friends."
Vora ji was a true congressman and a wonderful human being. We will miss him very much.
My love & condolences to his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/MvBBGGJV27
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) December 21, 2020
General Secretary of Congress, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also condoled Vora's demise through her Twitter post.
.. 92 साल की उम्र में भी हर मीटिंग में उनकी मौजूदगी रही, हर निर्णय पर उन्होंने अपने विचार खुलकर प्रकट किए। आज दुःख भरे दिल से उन्हें अलविदा कहते हुए यह महसूस हो रहा है कि परिवार के एक बड़े बुजुर्ग सदस्य चले गए हैं। हम सब उन्हें बहुत याद करेंगे।
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) December 21, 2020
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also condoled his demise.
Shri Motilal Vora Ji was among the senior-most Congress leaders, who had vast administrative and organisational experience in a political career that spanned decades. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and well-wishers. Om Shanti: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) December 21, 2020
(With IANS Inputs)