Mumbai, May 25: Prem Singh, father of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, breathed his last at Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital on Saturday. The 80-year old was admitted following a constant deterioration in his health condition.
Taking to Twitter, Union Minister Suresh Prabhu extended condolences to Chouhan and his family. "Saddened to hear about the demise of Shivraj Singh Chouhan's father Prem Singh. In this hour of grief, I extend my heartfelt sympathies to the family and pay homage to the late Prem Singh Ji," Prabhu tweeted in Hindi.
Suresh Prabhu's Tweet:
आज श्री शिवराज सिंह चौहान जी के पूज्यनीय पिताजी श्री प्रेम सिंह जी के निधन के बारे में जानकर बहुत दुख हुआ। दुख की इस घड़ी में, इस क्षति को सहन करने के लिए उनके परिवार के प्रति हार्दिक संवेदना और स्वर्गीय श्री प्रेम सिंह जी को श्रद्धांजलि। @ChouhanShivraj
— Suresh Prabhu (@sureshpprabhu) May 25, 2019
Chouhan played a key role in ensuring BJP's return to power with a thumping majority in the recently held Lok Sabha elections. His efforts steered BJP to secure 28 of the 29 parliamentary seats at stake in the state.