He was an MLA from 1985 to 1996.
He was elected as the Lok Sabha member for the first time in 1996 and got re-elected in 1998, 1999, 2004, 2014 and 2019.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed grief over the BJP leader’s death.
In a tweet, the CM said, “Nandu Bhaiya (as he was popularly known) gave his best to the party as the state BJP president. His mortal remains will reach his ancestral village today. I offer my tributes to him.”
Former Union minister and senior BJP leader Uma Bharti and state Congress chief Kamal Nath also condoled the death of the parliamentarian.