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MP Governor Lalji Tandon dies

By The Assam Tribune

LUCKNOW, July 21: Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon died at a hospital here early Tuesday morning. He was 85.

Tandon was in hospital for the past few weeks. According to his son Ashutosh Tandon, he died at 5.35 am.

His last rites will be performed later in the day.

Tandon was admitted at the Medanta hospital on June 11 with breathing problems, fever and difficulty in urination.

BSP president Mayawati on Tuesday condoled the demise of Madhya Pradesh governor Lalji Tandon, saying he was a very cultured and social person.

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief extended her condolences to the bereaved family.

It was in August 2003, when Mayawati as the then Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister had tied 'Rakhi' on the occasion of 'Raksha Bandhan' to Tandon, who was then the state housing and urban development minister.

Raksha Bandhan is a festival to celebrate any brother-sister like relationship in which sisters tie a talisman, or amulet, called the 'rakhi', around the wrists of their brothers, symbolically protecting them. - PTI

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