Former chief minister of Gujarat Keshubhai Patel passed on to the great beyond on Thursday at the age of 92. He had tested positive for coronavirus final month and was once admitted at a hospital in Ahmedabad.
Patel served as the chief minister of Gujarat in 1995 and from 1998 to 2001, after which he was once replaced by Narendra Modi. He quit the BJP and launched his own political party – Gujarat Parivartan Party – in 2012. He was once a member of Gujarat Legislative Meeting six times.
After unsuccessfully contesting against the BJP in 2012, the party was once expanded by merging with the Mahagujarat Janata Party and was once later merged back with the BJP in 2014.