Hemchand Yadav,senior BJP leader and former cabinet Minister in the Chhattisgarh government, passed away in national capital Delhi late on Tuesday night.
He had been admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences for treatment.
He is said to have breathed his last around 1 am on Tuesday night.
With the news spreading, a pall of gloom has descended on the political scene of Chhattisgarh and especially in Yadav’s home town of Durg.
Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh joined in the party leaders and other political personalities to condole the demise of a senior party leader.
BJP state President Dharamlal Kaushik too offered his condolences to the passing away of senior leader and close confidante of his during the work years in party.
The political leaders have termed it loss to the state polity.