Nathdwara: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kalyan Singh passed away at the GBH American Hospital in Udaipur from prolonged illness on Wednesday.
Singh, an MLA from Rajasthan’s Nathdwara, was suffering from cancer since last three years. On Tuesday night, when his health deteriorated he was taken to the hospital in Udaipur.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has expressed condolences on the demise of the BJP MLA.
Kalyan Singh (born 5 January 1932) was the Governor of Rajasthan since 4 September 2014. He took additional charge of Himachal Pradesh replacing Urmila Singh, whose five-year term ended on 24 January 2015. Prior to that, he was an Indian politician from the state of Uttar Pradesh.
Kalyan Singh is known for his role in the Babri Masjid demolition. Addressing reporters in Etah, Kalyan Singh once said that he owns full responsibility for the demolition of the 16th-century mosque in Ayodhya on 6 December 1992, thus reigniting the controversial Ramjanmabhoomi dispute.