Governor of Chhattisgarh Balramji Das Tandon passed away at the age of 90 on Tuesday. He was admitted to a hospital here.
He was a pracharak of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from Punjab.
On 14 July 2014 he was named as the next Governor of the state.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tandon will be remembered for his courage while opposing the Emergency.
"Shri Balramji Dass Tandon spent decades working for peace and progress in Punjab. Passionate about sectors like industry and labour welfare, his administrative experience added great value to the state. He will be remembered for his courage while opposing the Emergency," PM Modi tweeted.
"Saddened by the demise of Shri Balramji Dass Tandon, the Governor of Chhattisgarh. We have lost a widely respected public figure whose service to society will always be remembered. My thoughts are with his family and well-wishers in this hour of grief," he added.