Pt. Naval Kishore Sharma passed away

Veteran Congress leader and former Gujarat governor Pandit Naval Kishore Sharma passed away late on Monday night. He was admitted to a private hospital a few days ago following respiratory problems. Sharma, who was born in Dausa district of Rajasthan, served as the governor of Gujarat from 2004 to 2009. Sharma is survived by two sons. One of them, Brijkishore Sharma, is Education Minister in Rajasthan government.
Rajasthan Chief minister Ashok Gehlot, UDH minister Shanti Dhariwal were among the first to visit him after the news of his death was reported. Gujarat CM Narendra Modi condoled the unfortunate demise of former Gujarat Governor Shri Naval Kishore Sharma. Shri Modi wrote on Twitter, “Shri Naval Kishore Sharma added immense stature to the constitutional offices he held. I had great regard for him. May his soul rest in peace.