28/12/2016 11:02 AM IST | Updated 28/12/2016 11:07 AM IST

Former MP Chief Minister Sunder Lal Patwa Dies At 92

He died after suffering a heart attack.

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BHOPAL -- Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Sunder Lal Patwa passed away on Wednesday.

He died at the age of 92 after suffering a heart attack.

Patwa was the chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh twice, from 20 January, 1980 to 17 February, 1980 as member of Janata Party, and from 5 March, 1990 to 15 December, 1992 as leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

He began his political career with Jana Sangh, which merged with Janata Party in 1977.

Later, members owing allegiance to Jana Sangh's Hindutva ideology broke away from Janata Party in 1980 to form Bharatiya Janata Party.

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