OFFICIAL OBITUARY REFERENCE (doc.no. 9)

OFFICIAL OBITUARY REFERENCE

 

PREAMBLE

The sad event of the passing away of Shri Babulal Gaur, former Chief Minister of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, occurred on Wednesday, the 21st of August 2019, in Narmada Hospital in the City of Bhopal. He died of cardiac arrest at the age of 89.

 

The late Shri Babulal Gaur was born on the 2nd of June in 1930 at Naugir Village situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh. After completing his early education he became the Secretary of the Jan Sangh Party in 1956. Later in 1958 he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vikram University in Ujjain. He went on to complete a post-graduate course after that, earning a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1965 from the same university. The late Shri Babulal Gaur took his first step in politics by becoming a trade union leader. Gradually, in 1974 he won election to the Madhya Pradesh State Legislative Assembly at Bhopal as an independent candidate with support from the Janata Party.

 

After that, in 1977, he won the legislative assembly seat as a Janta Party Candidate from Bhopal South. He contested from Govindpura constituency as a BJP candidate in 1980 and won. He had won the legislative assembly seat for eight consecutive elections from 1980-2013 as a BJP candidate.

 

Later from the 7th of March 1990 to the 15th of December 1992, the late Shri Babulal Gaur served as the Minister for Law and Legislative Affairs; Parliamentary Affairs; Public Relations, Urban Welfare, Housing (Urban) & Rehabilitation; and Bhopal Gas Relief and Rehabilitation. Then from the 4th of September 2002 to the 7th of December 2003, he was the leader of opposition in the Madhya Pradesh State Legislative Assembly. The late Shri Babulal Gaur served as the Chief Minister of the State of Madhya Pradesh from the 23rd of August 2004 to the 29th of November 2005.

 

The late Shri Babulal Gaur was a leader of eminence in India and when it came to the issue of Tibet too he was an unequivocal supporter. Besides, to the members of the Tibetan sweater sellers’ association living in Bhopal for their business in the winter season, he spared no efforts whatsoever to render them whatever possible help he could provide in addressing the multiplicity of difficulties they faced, including especially with regard to the provision of market space for selling their hosiery products. He was therefore a minister and chief minister to whom the Tibetan people owed an immense debt of gratitude.

 

The late Shri Babulal Gaur was an eminent public figure with great concern for the greater good of the general Indian society as well as an important personage in the sphere of addressing the routine living conditions needs of the Tibetan people.

 

RESOLUTION

The Tibetan Parliament in Exile greatly respects and admires the late Shri Babulal Gaur for his outstanding accomplishments while offering its exaltations to him. His passing away has been a great loss to the Tibetan struggle too. On behalf of all the Tibetan people in Tibet and in exile, the Tibetan Parliament in Exile hereby offers its heartfelt condolences to his surviving family members and others who were close to him. The Tibetan Parliament in Exile ardently prays that his visionary noble wishes may all be seen fulfilled, that whatever he had done that amounted to accumulation of sins may all be cleansed so that he stands purified and may ascend through stages of blissfulness after blissfulness. The Tibetan Parliament in Exile hereby adopts this resolution with unanimous approval on this the 20th day of September in 2019.

 

 

The above resolution was adopted with unanimous approval at the 8th session of the 16th Tibetan Parliament in Exile on this the 20th day of September in 2019.

 

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* In case of any discrepancy between this English translation and its Tibetan original, the latter should be considered authoritative and final for all purposes