New Delhi: Madan Lal Khurana, former Delhi Chief Minister, passed away on Saturday after a prolonged illness. Khurana, who was 82, is survived by his wife, a son and two daughters.

A veteran of the BJP, Khurana was the chief minister of Delhi from 1993 to 1996 and was appointed the governor of Rajasthan in 2004.

The former CM’s son Harish Khurana said that he was suffering from a chest infection and fever from the last few days and was feeling breathless since Saturday morning.

He had suffered a brain hemorrhage about five years ago and was ailing since then.

His last rites would be held on Sunday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Khurana worked tirelessly for the progress of Delhi.

"Anguished by the passing away of Shri Madan Lal Khurana Ji. He worked tirelessly for the progress of Delhi, particularly towards ensuring better infrastructure.

"He distinguished himself as a hardworking and people-friendly administrator, both in the Delhi government and Centre," the Prime Minister tweeted.

In another tweet, he said, "Shri Madan Lal Khurana Ji will always be remembered for the manner in which he strengthened the BJP in Delhi. He made unwavering efforts towards serving the post-partition refugees in Delhi. My thoughts and solidarity with his family and supporters."

With inputs from PTI