Published On: Thu, Oct 29th, 2020

Former Gujarat CM Keshubhai Patel dead

Ahmedabad, Oct 29 (PTI) Former Gujarat chief minister Keshubhai Patel died here on Thursday after prolonged illness, family sources said.

File Photo: Former Gujarat CM Keshubhai Patel


Patel (92) was the state chief minister in 1995 and again during 1998-2001. Narendra Modi had succeeded him as Gujarat chief minister.

Patel was a member of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly six times. He quit the BJP in 2012 and floated the Gujarat Parivartan Party, which performed poorly in 2012 Assembly polls and merged with the BJP in 2014.

Born in Visavadar town of Junagadh district in 1928, Patel joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in 1945 as a pracharak. He started his political career as a worker for the Jan Sangh.


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