Senior BJP MLA from Raigaon in Madhya Pradesh's Satna district Jugal Kishore Bagri died of a heart attack in a private hospital on Monday, his family said. He was 78 and is survived by his wife, two sons and four daughters. His last rites will be performed on Tuesday at his ancestral village Vasudha in Satna district, they said.
Bagri, who had recovered from COVID-19 earlier, was elected as MLA from Raigaon for five terms from 1993, while he faced defeat on two occasions.
Bagri served as minister in the Uma Bharti cabinet. MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, state Congress president Kamal Nath and Assembly Speaker Girish Gautam expressed grief at Bagri's death.