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BJP’s Kailash Sarang dies at 85, PM Modi calls him ‘compassionate’ leader

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Bulandshahr: Senior Madhya Pradesh BJP leader Kailash Sarang died today at a hospital in Mumbai, Maharashtra, family sources said. He was 85.

Kailash Sarang, who was suffering from age-related ailments, was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai 12 days ago, sources told news agency PTI.

He is survived by two sons and three daughters. His son Vishwas Sarang is a minister in the Madhya Pradesh government.

Sarang was an old hand who worked for the organisation since the Jan Sangh days. He had worked along side Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Sarang was keeping ill for several days. His health deteriorated in September.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled Sarang’s death within hours.

“Shri Kailash Sarang Ji made stupendous efforts to strengthen the BJP across Madhya Pradesh. He will be remembered as a compassionate and hardworking leader, committed to MP’s progress. Anguished by his demise. Condolences to his family and well-wishers. Om Shanti,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

With PTI, IANS inputs

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